<![CDATA[ BLM Utah News Releases ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/rss/newsreleases/ut.html Utah News Releases en-us Wed, 20 Jul 2016 11:25:58 -0600 news Public_Room_UT_State_Office@ut.blm.gov (Utah Info) <![CDATA[ Interior Releases Blueprint for Responsible Development in Moab (Issued 7/20/2016) ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/july/interior_releases.html http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/july/interior_releases.html Wed, 20 Jul 2016 11:25:58 -0600 Planning Effort Underscores Landscape-Level Approach to
Minimize Conflicts and Facilitate Responsible Development
<![CDATA[ Bidding begins for BLM commercial pine nut gathering permits (Issued 7/15/2016) ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/july/bidding_begins_for.html http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/july/bidding_begins_for.html Fri, 15 Jul 2016 10:32:53 -0600 CEDAR CITY, Utah – Sealed contract bids for commercial pine nut gathering permits must be submitted to the Bureau of Land Management’s Cedar City Field Office by 2 p.m. Aug. 5.
This includes pine nut gathering on BLM administered lands on Indian Peaks and Mountain Home ranges.
All bidding submissions will be written sealed bids only.  Contractor submissions require a security deposit at no less than the advertised appraisal price and shall be required to participate in bidding. Permits are not required for personal use gathering of pine nuts up to 25 pounds per year.
The advertisement, bid prospects, bid forms and maps are available at the Cedar City Field Office, 176 East DL Sargent Drive, Cedar City. Additional Information on the product, condition of sale and bidding may be obtained before bids are submitted. For more information call 435-865-3000. ]]>
<![CDATA[ BLM Utah Resource Advisory Council to Hold Meeting (Issued 7/13/2016) ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/july/blm_utah_resource.html http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/july/blm_utah_resource.html Wed, 13 Jul 2016 16:21:20 -0600 Salt Lake City—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will hold a field tour and meeting July 27-28, 2016.
On July 27, the RAC will take a field tour of the Three Creeks area in Rich County, Utah, from
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Attendance is optional.  Members of the public who wish to attend the field tour should contact Lola Bird, Public Affairs Specialist, Bureau of Land Management, Utah State Office, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101; phone (801) 539-4033; or, lbird@blm.gov no later than Wednesday, July 20, 2016.
On July 28, the RAC will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the BLM Salt Lake Field Office, 2370 South Decker Lake Blvd., West Valley City, Utah.  Topics of discussion will include the Three Creeks Grazing Allotment Environmental Assessment, Greater Sage-Grouse plan implementation, BLM-Utah recreation fee donation policy, and the San Rafael Desert Master Leasing Plan.  A half-hour public comment period will take place from 2:00-2:30 p.m., where the public may address the RAC.
All 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. ]]>
<![CDATA[ BLM Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Withdrawal of Public Land in Tooele County (Issued 7/13/2016) ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/july/blm_seeks_public_comment.html http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/july/blm_seeks_public_comment.html Wed, 13 Jul 2016 16:18:27 -0600 Salt Lake City—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Salt Lake Field Office has filed a Petition/Application with the Secretary of the Interior to withdraw 747.10 acres of federally- administered public land at the Simpson Springs Recreation Management Area and Historic Site in Tooele County, Utah.  The proposed withdrawal is to protect the unique recreational, historical, and visual resources, and to protect site developments from potentially damaging surface disturbing activities.
The BLM-Utah Salt Lake Field Office announced the proposed withdrawal in a notice available online in today’s Federal Register.  The Salt Lake Field Office, acting under the provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, welcomes public comments on the proposed withdrawal of public land.  Under the act, the Secretary of the Interior may withdraw public lands from location and entry under various public land laws in order to protect a resource, a specific use, or for other proprietary purposes.
Additional information about the proposed withdrawal, including potential impacts associated with withdrawing these public lands, is available for public review and comment at the Salt Lake Field Office, 2370 South Decker Lake Blvd., West Valley City, Utah, 84119.
Please refer to “Simpson Springs Recreation Management Area and Historic Site” on all correspondence.  Written comments will be accepted until Oct. 11, 2016.  Please send all comments to:
Utah State Director
Bureau of Land Management
440 West 200 South, Suite 500
Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1345
Before including an address, phone number, email address, or other personally identifiable information in any comments, be aware that the entire comment–including personal identifying information–may be made publicly available at any time.  Requests to withhold personal identifying information from public review can be submitted, but the BLM cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so. ]]>
<![CDATA[ BLM Hosts Public Meeting and Seeks Input on Old Spanish Trail Plan (Issued 7/06/2016) ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/july/blm_hosts_public_meeting.html http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/july/blm_hosts_public_meeting.html Wed, 6 Jul 2016 17:13:43 -0600 Price, Utah— The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Price Field Office will host a public meeting to explore recreational opportunities associated with the Old Spanish National Historic Trail in Emery County.  The BLM partnered with Emery County to develop an Activity Trail Plan to identify recreational opportunities around the national historic trail, which is important to the region’s history and pioneer legacy.  The plan may include trailheads, parking areas, interpretive and educational displays, marked tour routes, and potentially dispersed camp sites.
The meeting will be held Tuesday, July 19th, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the John Wesley Powell River History Museum, 1765 East Main in Green River, Utah.
Suggestions and ideas may also be provided in writing or by email to the addresses provided below.  Suggestions should be received by August 19, 2016.
Mail:                                                            Email:
BLM Price Field Office                               BLM_UT_PR_Recreation@blm.gov
Attn:  Old Spanish Trail Plan                      Please include “Old Spanish Trail” in the subject line
125 South 600 West
Price, UT 84501
For additional information about the project, please contact Jaydon Mead at the BLM Price Field Office (435) 636-3600.  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 office.  The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Replies are provided during normal business hours. ]]>
<![CDATA[ BLM Extends Public Comment Period on Proposed Uranium Mine Plan Modification (Issued 7/05/2016) ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/july/blm_extends_public.html http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/july/blm_extends_public.html Tue, 5 Jul 2016 14:12:45 -0600 Monticello, Utah—The Bureau of Land Management  Monticello Field Office is seeking public comments on an environmental assessment for a proposal to modify a mine plan for the Daneros Uranium Mine in San Juan County.  In response to several requests, BLM is extending comment period two additional weeks. Comments will be accepted through close of business, August 1, 2016.   ]]> <![CDATA[ High Fire Danger Prompts Fire Restrictions in Southeast Utah (Issued 6/29/2016) ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/june/high_fire_danger_prompts.html http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/june/high_fire_danger_prompts.html Wed, 29 Jun 2016 12:52:11 -0600 Current and forecasted weather conditions coupled with extremely dry conditions and heavy loading of vegetation throughout Southeast Utah have created hazardous fire conditions. As a result, as of, July 1, 2016, all State, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and National Park Service lands and all unincorporated private lands in the following lands are under fire restrictions. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Releases Final Environmental Impact Statement for Monument Butte Oil and Gas Project (Issued 6/23/2016) ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/june/blm_releases_final.html http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/june/blm_releases_final.html Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:21:59 -0600 VERNAL, Utah — The Bureau of Land Management Vernal Field Office has completed its analysis of the Monument Butte Area Oil and Gas Project and has released a final environmental impact statement (Final EIS) for public review.  The Final EIS analyzes the potential impacts of Newfield Exploration Company’s proposed infill development project, as well as alternatives to that proposal.  ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Seeks Public Comment on Grazing Permit Renewal (Issued 6/24/2016) ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/june/blm_seeks_public_comment1.html http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/june/blm_seeks_public_comment1.html Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:41:02 -0600 MOAB, Utah—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Moab Field Office is seeking input on an Environmental Assessment (EA) analyzing potential impacts of renewing a ten year grazing permit for the Monument Wash allotment.  This grazing allotment covers about 79,289 acres, and is located about 24 air miles northeast of Moab in the Cisco Desert area.  The allotment contains small portions of intermingled private lands and trust lands administered by State of Utah Trust Lands Administration.  Both cattle and sheep have historically grazed in this area, but the allotment is currently authorized for cattle.  ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Communications Site (Issued 6/17/2016) ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/june/blm_seeks_public_comment0.html http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/june/blm_seeks_public_comment0.html Fri, 17 Jun 2016 14:46:44 -0600 MOAB, Utah—The Bureau of Land Management Moab Field Office is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment (EA) for a proposed communication site that would provide internet service to Castle Valley, Utah.  The EA analyzes potential impacts of Royce’s Electronics’ proposal to install a 15-foot tall tower, solar panel, and equipment panel.  ]]>