Moab Field Office
** Upcoming Public Meeting: Three Rivers Corridors Proposed Withdrawal Extension **
The Department of the Interior through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is processing an application to extend the withdrawal of public lands for the Three River Corridors created by Public Land Order (PLO) No. 7618, for an additional 20-year term. PLO No. 7618 withdrew 111,895 acres of public land in the Moab and Price Field Offices from location and entry under the United States mining laws, subject to valid existing rights, in order to protect the recreational, scenic, cultural, riparian, and fish and wildlife values of the Colorado, Dolores and Green River corridors. Learn more about this proposed extension in the Federal Register.
The BLM will hold two public meetings – an in-person meeting in Moab, Utah on Tuesday, Jan. 16, and this virtual meeting, Thurs. Jan. 18, regarding the proposed extension. These meetings will include a short presentation and an opportunity to ask questions.
In-person meeting: Tuesday, January 16, 2024, 5-6 pm
BLM, Moab Field Office 82 E. Dogwood Avenue Moab, Utah 84532
Virtual meeting: Thursday, January 18, 2024, 6-7 pm
Bureau of Land Management
Utah State Office
Attn: Mary Higgins (UT-921)
440 West 200 South, Suite 500
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
General Field Office Information
Located in the heart of the Colorado Plateau, the Moab Field Office encompasses 1.8 million acres of stunningly scenic canyon country. Carved by the Colorado and Green Rivers, Moab’s public lands include a vast variety of arches, natural bridges, mesas, and spires. The Moab Field Office is a mecca for recreation, including off-highway vehicles, mountain biking, climbing, base jumping, hiking, horse-back riding, and river rafting. In addition to supporting millions of visitors and hundreds of recreation related jobs in the local communities, Moab also supports a wide array of land uses such as oil and gas production, mining, and livestock grazing. The Field Office is known for evidence of dinosaurs and features the Mill Canyon Interpretive Track Site and Bone Trail. These canyonlands are home to many types of desert wildlife and the area supports a healthy population of big horn sheep, and can provide great opportunities for wildlife viewing during the fall.
Spring and fall are especially busy and popular times to be in Moab. To help keep this area beautiful and be respectful of other visitors, please recreate responsibly. See our Moab Camping Guide for more information. For information related to camping along the Moab Daily section of the Colorado River please see our River Recreation-Moab Daily Map.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is pleased to officially announce the introduction of a new online interface for processing Special Recreation Permit applications and renewals called the Recreation and Permit Tracking Online Reporting system (RAPTOR) at permits.blm.gov. This BLM Office is participating in RAPTOR to simplify and standardize a faster process. Please contact 435-259-2100 with any questions.
For updated information about the Canyon Country District, Moab Field Office, and Monticello Field Office, visit the Bureau of Land Management Moab and Canyon Country Facebook page.
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