<![CDATA[ BLM Utah News Releases ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/rss/newsreleases/ut.html Utah News Releases en-us Thu, 26 May 2016 13:12:20 -0600 news Public_Room_UT_State_Office@ut.blm.gov (Utah Info) <![CDATA[ BLM Utah Receives $3.5 million for Resilient Landscapes Program (Issued 5/26/2016) ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/may/blm_utah_receives.html http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/may/blm_utah_receives.html Thu, 26 May 2016 13:12:20 -0600 SALT LAKE CITY — The U. S.  Department of the Interior has announced $10 million in funding for the Wildland Fire Resilient Landscapes Program. With that announcement, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah will receive an additional $3.5 million in funding for fuels reduction and greater sage-grouse habitat improvements in the southwest part of the state.  ]]> <![CDATA[ Discover Dinosaurs in Your Backyard! (Issued 05/24/2016) ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/may/discover_dinosaurs.html http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/may/discover_dinosaurs.html Tue, 24 May 2016 16:07:10 -0600 Free Public Tours of Hanksville Dinosaur Quarry Begin May 27th ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Prescribed Burn Planned for Tooele County (Issued 5/24/2016) ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/may/blm_prescribed_burn.html http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/may/blm_prescribed_burn.html Tue, 24 May 2016 15:57:49 -0600 West Valley City, Utah – Fire crews in the Bureau of Land Management’s West Desert District are planning to conduct two prescribed burns of juniper slash in Tooele County beginning Wednesday, May 25. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Initiates Master Leasing Plan Process for the San Rafael Desert (Issued 5/18/2016) ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/may/blm_initiates_master.html http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/may/blm_initiates_master.html Wed, 18 May 2016 10:51:28 -0600 Plan will ultimately help guide the orderly and responsible development of oil and gas resources there ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM-Utah Quarterly Oil and Gas Lease Sale Results (Issued 5/17/2016) ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/may/blm-utah_quarterly.html http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/may/blm-utah_quarterly.html Tue, 17 May 2016 16:59:43 -0600 SALT LAKE CITY—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah received bonus bids totaling $10,146.00 for 2 parcels covering 3,952.02 acres at the quarterly oil and gas lease sale held today at the Salt Lake Public Library in Salt Lake City.

The BLM sold 2 of the 4 offered parcels. In addition to the bonus bids, the sale grossed $5,929.50 in rental fees and $320 in administrative fees, for $16,395.50 in total receipts from this lease sale. Receipts from federal oil and gas leases are shared with the state and county where the leased lands are located.
Pioneer Oil and Gas of South Jordan, submitted the highest total bid per acre—$3.00—for parcel 21 in the Richfield field office. Pioneer Oil and Gas of South Jordan, submitted the highest total bid per parcel —$6,720.00—for parcel 21 located in the Richfield Field Office. 

Oil and gas leases are issued with conditions on activities designed to protect the environment and other natural resources; these conditions can include limits on when drilling can occur or restrictions on surface occupancy. Once an operator proposes exploration or development on a BLM-issued lease, further site-specific environmental analysis is conducted to determine the need for additional mitigation measures. Many operators routinely use best management practices, such as directional drilling or remote monitoring of producing wells, to further minimize potential surface impacts.

Additional information regarding competitive sale lists, detailed results of oil and gas lease sales, or the leasing process is available by writing the Bureau of Land Management, 440 West 200 South, Ste. 500, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101, or by visiting:  ]]>
<![CDATA[ BLM-Utah Offers New Recreation Maps for Mobile Devices (Issued 5/06/2016) ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/may/blm-utah_offers_new.html http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/may/blm-utah_offers_new.html Fri, 6 May 2016 13:17:11 -0600 Salt Lake City— The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released new mobile device compatible maps that highlight world class outdoor recreation opportunities on Utah’s public lands.

A dozen new Adobe PDF maps will help visitors explore BLM lands throughout the state, with more planned for release throughout the year.  Maps will be available for download on www.BLM.gov and starting in mid-May through the Avenza PDF Maps mobile app. ]]>
<![CDATA[ $2,500 Rewards Offered for Information on Archaeological Resource Vandalism (Issued 5/05/2016) ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/may/_2_500_rewards_offered.html http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/may/_2_500_rewards_offered.html Thu, 5 May 2016 13:37:04 -0600 Salt Lake City– The Bureau of Land Management (BLM)-Utah and the non-profit Friends of Cedar Mesa have established an innovative partnership to combat the theft, vandalism, and damage of archaeological resources on public lands. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Extends Comment Period on Lake Mountain Planning Effort (Issued 5/04/2016) ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/may/blm_extends_comment.html http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/may/blm_extends_comment.html Wed, 4 May 2016 10:58:23 -0600 Salt Lake City— The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Salt Lake Field Office is extending until May 31, 2016, its public comment period on an environment assessment analyzing alternatives for managing target shooting in the Eastern Lake Mountains area. ]]> <![CDATA[ The BLM and Tread Lightly! Launch Respect and Protect Campaign (Issued 5/02/2016) ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/may/the_blm_and_tread.html http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/may/the_blm_and_tread.html Mon, 2 May 2016 10:31:46 -0600 Salt Lake City—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Tread Lightly! have launched Respect and Protect, a public awareness campaign that aims to promote cultural resource stewardship and protection through education, and outreach on public lands in Utah.  

The campaign also reminds public lands visitors that looting and vandalism of archaeological and paleontological resources on federal, state, and tribal lands is against the law. If you observe individuals looting sites or stealing artifacts, call the BLM Resource Protection Hotline (Utah) at 800-722-3998 to report the incident.  

“When people remove ancient artifacts from the public lands, we all lose,” said BLM Director Neil Kornze. “If each one of us acts as a steward of our nation’s natural and cultural treasures, we can ‘respect and protect’ them for future generations.”

The public campaign kicks off Wednesday, May 4, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City.  Light refreshments will be provided.  To RSVP or find more information email: RespectAndProtect@TreadLightly.Org, or visit: www.blm.gov/ut.

In addition to the May launch, the BLM and Tread Lightly! will host five additional public events across Utah. Locations include the Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum in Vernal on June 11, the Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm in St. George on July 16, the Moab Information Center in Moab on July 28, the Utah State University Eastern’s Prehistoric Museum in Price on August 27, and the BLM Calf Creek Falls Trailhead near Escalante on September 24. All events are free and open to the public. ]]>
<![CDATA[ BLM Announces Scoping Period for a Proposal to Modify an Approved Exploration Plan of Operations (Issued 4/30/2015) ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/april/ScopingPeriod_ExplorationPlanofOperations.html http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/april/ScopingPeriod_ExplorationPlanofOperations.html Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:46:44 -0600 Moab, Utah—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah, Moab Field Office is seeking public input on a proposal from the Lisbon Valley Mining Company LLC to modify an approved Exploration Plan of Operations (Plan).  The proposed Plan modification consists of approximately 5.67 acres of additional surface disturbance associated with up to 43 new drill sites and their access roads. ]]>