<![CDATA[ BLM Utah News Releases ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/rss/newsreleases/ut.html Utah News Releases en-us Tue, 30 Aug 2016 16:30:11 -0600 news Public_Room_UT_State_Office@ut.blm.gov (Utah Info) <![CDATA[ BLM Identifies New Course for Public Lands Protection and Community Enhancement in Washington County (Issued 8/30/2016) ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/august/blm_identifies_new.html http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/august/blm_identifies_new.html Tue, 30 Aug 2016 16:30:11 -0600 ST. GEORGE, UTAH – Today, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is releasing the proposed resource management plans (RMP) for the Red Cliffs and the Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Areas (NCA) after years of collaboration and review with the public and local, state, and federal stakeholders.  The BLM is also releasing a proposed amendment to the St. George Field Office RMP. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM-Utah Resource Advisory Council Seeks Second Call for Nominations (Issued 8/26/2016) ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/august/blm-utah_resource.html http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/august/blm-utah_resource.html Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:34:47 -0600 Salt Lake City—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Utah is seeking public nominations for five open positions on its Utah Resource Advisory Council (RAC).  The BLM will consider nominations until Sept. 26, 2016. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Proposes Public Land Conveyance to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (Issued 8/26/2016) ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/august/blm_proposes_public.html http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/august/blm_proposes_public.html Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:30:38 -0600 SALT LAKE CITY—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah Salt Lake Field Office is seeking public comment on the proposed conveyance of a 0.36-acre parcel of public land in Box Elder County, Utah to the State of Utah, Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) for a field station.  ]]> <![CDATA[ Ed Roberson Named BLM Utah State Director (8/24/2016) ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/august/ed_roberson_named.html http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/august/ed_roberson_named.html Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:25:31 -0600 The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced today that it is appointing veteran BLM manager Edwin L. Roberson as the BLM Utah State Director, a key leadership position based in Salt Lake City.
Roberson, a 37-year career leader with the BLM, comes to the Utah post after serving as Director of the BLM National Operations Center in Denver, where he oversaw the Agency’s operational and technical support for information technology, finance, and human resources.  Roberson also served in top leadership roles in New Mexico, and held senior level positions in Washington, D.C., including a seven year tenure as the BLM Assistant Director for Renewable Resources and Planning, a position that oversees a number of BLM resource programs.
“Ed is a good listener, a proven coalition-builder and a natural leader. We are fortunate to have his experience and expertise in Utah,” said BLM Director Neil Kornze.  "Ed has guided some of the agency's most important work during his career, and his experience working with local communities makes him the perfect fit for this job.” ]]>
<![CDATA[ Camping Fees to Increase for Developed Sites in Indian Creek Corridor (Issued 8/23/2016) ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/august/camping_fees_to_increase.html http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/august/camping_fees_to_increase.html Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:21:47 -0600 MONTICELLO, Utah—Indian Creek Corridor campground fees will increases at Bureau of Land Management (BLM) developed sites starting on September 1, 2016.  Fee increases will be phased in following the approval of the 2015 Final Business Plan for BLM Monticello Field Office campgrounds.  The Utah Recreation Resource Advisory Council approved the fees on September 10, 2015 and the BLM approved them in December 2015. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Seeks Public Comment on Two Motorcycle Trails (Issued 8/23/2016) ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/august/blm_seeks_public_comment.html http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/august/blm_seeks_public_comment.html Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:18:54 -0600 MOAB, UTAH – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Moab Field Office is seeking public comment on an Environmental Assessment (EA) proposing designation of approximately seven miles of motorcycle singletrack.  The singletracks would provide connectivity between the Rabbit Valley area and the Mel’s Loop motorcycle trail near the Westwater exit on I-70.  Motorcyclists would be able to link the trail systems without traveling on paved roads.  Comments will be accepted by letter or email through Sept. 8, 2016. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Seeks Public Input on Proposed Bull Valley Exploration Project, Public Meeting Scheduled for August 22 (Issued 8/16/2016) ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/august/blm_seeks_public_input.html http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/august/blm_seeks_public_input.html Tue, 16 Aug 2016 16:44:05 -0600 ST. GEORGE, Utah – The Bureau of Land Management invites public comments until September 14, 2016, on the scope of the analysis and issues to consider for the proposed Pilot Goldstrike Inc. Bull Valley Exploration Project. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Announces the Coal Lease Sale for Greens Hollow Tract (Issued 8/12/2016) ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/august/blm_announces_the.html http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/august/blm_announces_the.html Fri, 12 Aug 2016 14:26:25 -0600 Salt Lake City, Utah—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will conduct a Competitive Coal Lease Sale for a tract of Federal coal in Sanpete and Sevier Counties, Utah. The tract is located approximately 10.5 miles west of Emery, Utah, under lands managed by the Manti-La Sal and Fishlake National Forests. The Federal coal tract, known as the Greens Hollow Tract, is located in in the Wasatch Plateau Known Recoverable Coal Resource Area. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Green River District Welcomes New Manager (Issued 8/11/2016) ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/august/blm_green_river_district.html http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/august/blm_green_river_district.html Thu, 11 Aug 2016 18:38:17 -0600 Vernal, Utah—The Bureau of Land Management welcomes Gary Torres, new District Manager for the Green River District and key member of BLM-Utah’s leadership team. Gary brings a wealth of knowledge and over 26 years of experience in resource management to the Green River District.
“This feels like coming home.  It is good to be back in Utah and I look forward to working with the public and our partners, collaboratively tackling challenges and celebrating achievements in managing the amazing resources here in Eastern Utah.”
Torres’ Utah ties go back to his grandfather who lived in Price and worked as a coal miner.  Gary grew up in San Juan County in Monticello and learned to appreciate the value of the vast public lands surrounding his home.  He began his career with the federal government as a mining engineer and gained valuable experience during the first 20 years spent in the Moab and Monticello Field Offices.  His work as a petroleum engineer/GIS specialist lead to an interest in environmental planning and he also served as the Supervisory Planner for the Moab and Monticello Field Offices.
Later, Gary chose to leave federal service for a few years to broaden his planning experience and background working as a consultant in the private sector on a multitude of federal planning projects for various agencies.  He returned to federal service as a District Ranger in Idaho and then as a Field Manager and District Manager in Farmington, New Mexico.  Most recently, Gary worked for the BLM in Washington, D.C. as the Deputy Division Chief for Fluid Minerals.
“Being in the field and on the ground is important to me.  I take my responsibility as a land steward very seriously, while still taking time to smile and appreciate the vast landscapes here in eastern Utah and all they have to offer, from beautiful vistas to minerals to recreation to wildlife habitat and a multitude of other values.  Multiple-use is a great concept and I look forward to the challenge of responsible energy development.”
Gary will lead staff and oversee management of 4.2 million acres of public lands and 6.7 million acres of federal minerals in the Green River District, which encompasses the Price and Vernal Field Offices. ]]>
<![CDATA[ BLM Utah Announces Key Leadership Appointment (Issued 8/11/2016) ]]> http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/august/blm_utah_announces.html http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/august/blm_utah_announces.html Thu, 11 Aug 2016 09:59:38 -0600 Jessica Wade Selected as the State Fire Management Officer ]]>