San Rafael Swell Recreation Area Advisory Council

A shaded campground with tree and boarding the river. Tents and other camping gear is visible.

Meeting Announced - August 10 & 11, 2021

The Bureau of Land Management will hold an online meeting of the San Rafael Swell Recreation Area Advisory Council on Aug. 10 and 11, 2021. The meeting will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 10 and from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Aug. 11. 

Agenda topics will include an overview of special status species, visitor use patterns, campground implementation, virtual maps, land use plan amendments, land conveyances, and the Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration parcel land exchange process.

The public is welcome to attend the meeting and will be given an opportunity to address the Council each day. The scheduled times for the public to address the Council are Aug. 10 from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., and Aug. 11 from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Depending on the number of people wishing to comment, the amount of time for an individual’s oral comments may be limited.

Members of the public are invited online or via phone and can register to attend on the BLM's Zoom for Government meeting registration page. If you have questions about registration or would like to attend a virtual equipment/software test session prior to the meeting, please contact Lance Porter at (435) 781-4400 or

The meeting was announced in the Federal Register and through a news release on July 9, 2021.

Council Information

The San Rafael Swell Recreation Area (Recreation Area) Advisory Council (Council) was outlined in the John Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act which became law on March 12, 2019. The Recreation Area Advisory Council will advise the BLM on the preparation and implementation of the management plan for the San Rafael Swell Recreation Area.

Recreation Area Council members include: 

  1. A representative of the Emery County Commission;
  2. A representative of motorized recreational users;
  3. A representative of non-motorized recreational users;
  4. A representative of grazing allotment permittees within the Recreation Area or wilderness areas designated;
  5. A representative of conservation organizations;
  6. A representative with expertise in the historical uses of the Recreation Area; and
  7. An elected leader of a federally recognized tribe that has significant cultural or historic connections to, and expertise in, the landscape, archeological sites, or cultural sites within the County.

The designated federal official is the BLM's Green River District Manager Lance Porter.