Little Sahara Recreation Area Moves to Phase II May 21, 2020

The Little Sahara Recreation Area will move to Phase II on Thursday, May 21, to align with Governor Gary R. Herbert’s Utah Leads Together 2.0 Plan Low Risk Phase and the Central Utah Public Health Department’s new public health order.

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Utah Advisory Councils

Applications for San Rafael Swell RAC being accepted through Sept. 21, 2020

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking applications for two positions on the San Rafael Swell Recreation Area Advisory Council, in accordance with the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act. The due date for applications is Sept. 21, 2020.

Nominations must include at least one letter of reference, a completed application form and any other information that speaks to the nominee’s qualifications. The specific category the nominee would be representing should be identified on the application form.

Nominations are being accepted for the following positions:

  • a representative of conservation organizations;
  • an elected leader of a federally recognized tribe that has significant cultural or historic connections to, and expertise in, the landscape, archaeological sites or cultural sites within the County.

Nominations must be postmarked or emailed by Sept. 21, 2020, and should be sent to Chris Conrad, BLM Price Field Office, 125 South 600 West, Price, Utah 84501, Attention: San Rafael Swell Advisory Council Nominations; or by email to with the subject line “San Rafael Swell Advisory Council Nominations.”


General RAC Overview

BLM Utah currently works with the Utah Resource Advisory Council and two Monument Advisory Committees, one for the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM) and the other for the Bears Ears National Monument (BENM). A Monument Advisory Committee (MAC) is a type of Resource Advisory Council (RAC).  All three of these advisory groups consist of 15 people, chosen for their expertise in natural resource issues and knowledge of the state or area they represent. Together, they help BLM Utah carry out its stewardship of 23 million acres of public lands. Members include individuals involved with conservation, ranching, outdoor recreation, industry, state and local government, tribal lands, and academia. Diverse memberships ensure that BLM Utah land managers are provided with the varying perspectives needed to achieve their multiple-use mission.

Advisory Council meetings are open to the public and meetings are announced in the Federal Register and through news releases.  Meeting notifications generally include the date(s), time(s), location(s), a list of key topics to be discussed, the time of open periods for the public to directly address the advisory council, and other additional pertinent information.  Members of the public are responsible for their own transportation, lodging, and meals. 

Advisory Councils:


Utah RAC
Lola Bird

David Hercher

Jacob Palma