<![CDATA[ BLM Utah News Releases ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/rss/newsreleases/ut.html Utah News Releases en-us Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:51:01 -0600 news Public_Room_UT_State_Office@ut.blm.gov (Utah Info) <![CDATA[ BLM Celebrates Grand Opening of the Kane Gulch Ranger Station Rock Art Exhibit (10/19/2016) ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/october/blm_celebrates_grand.html http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/october/blm_celebrates_grand.html Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:51:01 -0600 MONTICELLO, Utah – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Monticello Field Office invites the public to an open house at the Kane Gulch Ranger Station on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. to view the ?recently installed exhibit “Cedar Mesa Through Time:  Place, Archaeology, and Culture”.  The series of wall panels that make up the exhibit provide visitors with photographs, drawings, and descriptions of key characteristics of rock art from earliest inhabitants to present day cultures? in the Cedar Mesa area?.  We will be honoring a team of experts led by Dr. Sally Cole and Laura Lantz, who contributed hours of extensive research of rock art, archaeology, geology, and ecology ?of these canyons ?for the exhibit.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation, Friends of Cedar Mesa, and Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum, contributed significantly to this project and installation of the final displays.  Support from these partners helped bring the images, artwork, and research to life.
This free public event is also in recognition of the Archaeological Institute of America’s International Archaeology Day, celebrated annually in October.  Please join us for light refreshments and snacks.  The Kane Gulch Ranger Station is located in southwestern Utah along Utah Highway 261 about four miles south of Highway 95, not far from Natural Bridges National Monument. ]]>
<![CDATA[ BLM Seeks Public Comment on Natural Gas Pipeline near Green River, Utah (Issued 10/17/2016) ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/october/blm_seeks_public_comment.html http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/october/blm_seeks_public_comment.html Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:27:43 -0600 MOAB, Utah—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah, Moab Field Office is seeking comments on an environmental assessment (EA) that analyzes a proposal from Gray Canyon Energy for a 10 inch buried natural gas pipeline. The purpose of the pipeline would be to transport dry natural gas from the existing Greentown Gas Processing Facility to the Green River Oil Upgrade facility in Green River, Utah, where it will be used to help power operations.  

The proposed pipeline parallels existing Grand County roads.  The EA analyzes three alternatives and addresses several issues raised during scoping, including air quality, socioeconomics, soils, wildlife, and traffic and transportation.   A copy of the EA, including maps, is available on the BLM ePlanning website project page for this proposed right of way application (http://go.usa.gov/xkVXB).

Comments will be accepted by letter or email through November 21, 2016.  Comments may submitted electronically to blm_ut_mb_comments@blm.gov or mailed to the following address (Please reference “Gray Canyon Energy ROW” in the email subject line and address when submitting comments):

Bureau of Land Management
Moab Field Office
Attn: Gray Canyon Energy ROW
82 East Dogwood
Moab, Utah  84532  ]]>
<![CDATA[ BLM Seeks Public Input on Proposal to Drill Two Oil and Gas Wells East of Bluff, Utah (Issued 10/17/2016) ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/october/blm_seeks_public_input.html http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/october/blm_seeks_public_input.html Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:40:33 -0600 MONTICELLO, Utah—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Monticello Field Office is seeking input from the public on a proposal from EOG Resources, Inc. to drill two wells in the Blanding sub-basin oil and gas development area of San Juan County, Utah.  The proposed drill locations (Recapture 11-22H and Recapture 4-34H) are east of Highway 191 and the Bluff Bench area. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Posts Proposed Parcel List for December 2016 Oil and Gas Lease Sale (Issued 10/14/2016) ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/october/blm_posts_proposed.html http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/october/blm_posts_proposed.html Fri, 14 Oct 2016 16:25:27 -0600 BLM, UTAH —The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah State Office has posted the proposed list of parcels for the upcoming quarterly competitive oil and gas lease sale, scheduled for December 13, 2016.  Twenty-eight parcels totalling 12,225 acres will be offered for lease in the Vernal Field Office area. ]]> <![CDATA[ Red Cliffs Land Acquisitions Move Forward (Issued 10/13/2016) ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/october/red_cliffs_land.html http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/october/red_cliffs_land.html Thu, 13 Oct 2016 16:17:08 -0600

ST. GEORGE, Utah – The BLM moved one step closer to acquiring 80 acres of private inholdings within the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area through a land exchange.  The 80-acre private land inholding, owned by Brennan Holdings, LLC, will be exchanged for approximately 600 acres of public land in Washington County’s Long Valley.  The exchange acreage is based on the Department of the Interior’s Office of Valuation Services appraisals to assure the public is getting value for value in the exchange.  ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Announces Additional Online Oil and Gas Lease Sales in 2016 (Issued 10/13/2016) ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/october/blm_announces_additional.html http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/october/blm_announces_additional.html Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:41:26 -0600 BLM schedules four online auctions in December covering parcels in Montana, Colorado, Utah, and various Eastern States ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Seeks Scoping on Proposed Permit Renewals for Motorized Events (Issued 10/13/2016) ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/october/blm_seeks_scoping.html http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/october/blm_seeks_scoping.html Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:37:14 -0600 Monticello, Utah—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah Monticello Field Office (MtFO) is seeking public input for a proposal to issue or renew several Special Recreation Permits (SRPs) to provide guided commercial 4-wheel drive vehicle events on BLM designated motorized routes including Arch Canyon, Hotel Rock, Hole in the Rock, Wooden Shoe and Jacob’s Chair routes.  ]]> <![CDATA[ Monument Butte Oil and Gas Project Decision Allows Energy Development to Proceed, While Protecting Sensitive Resources (Issued 9/30/2016) ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/september/monument_butte_oil.html http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/september/monument_butte_oil.html Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:39:42 -0600 BLM Issues Record of Decision Approving 5,800-well Infill Project in Uintah Basin ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Announces a 30-day Public Comment Period for the Cedar Mountain Wild Horse Herd Management Area Capture, Treat and Release Plan (Issued 9/29/2016) ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/september/blm_announces_a_30-day.html http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/september/blm_announces_a_30-day.html Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:43:21 -0600 Salt Lake City, Utah—The Bureau of Land Management Salt Lake Field Office (SLFO) announces a 30-day public comment period beginning September 29, 2016, and ending on October 30, 2016, for the Cedar Mountain Wild Horse Herd Management Area (HMA) Capture, Treat and Release (Fertility Control with Limited Removal) Plan and Determination of NEPA Adequacy (DNA). The BLM is currently soliciting public comments to be considered prior to the finalization of the DNA. 

The SLFO is proposing to gather the horses on the Cedar Mountain HMA. If approved, this gather could occur in February 2017.  The proposal is to gather an estimated 600 horses.  A total of 200 horses would be removed and placed in the adoption program, and 400 horses would be returned back to the HMA. Of the mares released back onto the HMA, roughly 200 would be treated with the fertility control vaccine Porcine Zona Pellucida – 22, commonly known as PZP-22. ]]>
<![CDATA[ BLM Utah Resource Advisory Council Meeting Postponed (Issued9/29/16) ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/september/blm_utah_resource0.html http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/september/blm_utah_resource0.html Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:24:30 -0600 Salt Lake City—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah Resource Advisory Council meeting scheduled for Oct. 17-18, 2016 in Green River, Utah, has been postponed.   

Once a new meeting date has been selected, a notice will be published in the Federal Register and a press release will be issued.
All Utah Resource Advisory Council meetings are open to the public; however, transportation, lodging, and meals are the responsibility of the participating individuals. 
For more information on Resource Advisory Councils, please visit the BLM-Utah website at www.blm.gov/ut/st/en.html.

For additional information, contact Lola Bird at (801)-539-4033 or lbird@blm.gov.  Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to leave a message or question for the above individual.  The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Replies are provided during normal business hours. ]]>