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Paria River District

Paria River District manages BLM lands in Southern Utah encompassing both Kane and Garfield Counties.

On December 4, 2017, Presidential Proclamation 9682 modified the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM) reducing its size by over 860,000 acres, and by default, increasing the number of acres managed by the Kanab Field  Office (KFO). This change provided an opportunity for leadership to reevaluate how Bureau of Land Management (BLM) managed lands could best be administered in southern Utah. At the direction of executive leadership in Washington, leadership and staff from the Color Country District (of which the KFO was previously a part of), GSENM and the Utah State Office identified and developed a more efficient organization – the Paria River District, which is now comprised of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and the Kanab Field Office.   

The new Paria River District now manages 2.3 million acres of Federal land, providing multiple-use opportunities for both commercial and personal recreation, livestock grazing and mining in order to support both local and regional economies.


Harry Barber

Paria River District Manager

Vicki Tyler

GSENM Monument Manager

Whit Bunting

Kanab Field Office Manager

David Hercher

Paria River District PAO


Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

GSENM Front Desk
669 South Highway 89A
Kanab, UT 84741
Phone: 435-644-1200
Fax: 435-644-1305

Kanab Field Office

Kanab Field Office Front Desk
669 S. Hwy 89A
Kanab, UT 84741
Phone: 435-644-1200
Fax: 435-644-1299