BLM announces additional public meeting for Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument draft resource management plan, environmental impact statement

BLM Office:

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument


Paria River DO

Media Contact:

Scott Whitesides

KANAB, Utah — Today, the Bureau of Land Management announced it will host one additional public meeting in Salt Lake City, increasing the number of opportunities for the public to learn more about the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

On Aug. 11, 2023, the BLM published a Notice of Availability, initiating a 90-day public comment period for the Draft RMP/EIS, proposed recreational target shooting closures, and proposed Areas of Critical Environmental Concern. Comments will be accepted through Nov. 9, 2023.

The remaining public meeting schedule is as follows:

- In-person open house on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023, from 6-8 p.m. MT at the Escalante Interagency Visitor Center, 755 W Main St, Escalante, UT 84726.
- In-person open house on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023, from 6-8 p.m. MT at the Kanab Center, 20 N 100 E, Kanab, UT 84741.
- In-person open house on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023, from 6-8 p.m. MT at the Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek, 75 S West Temple St., Salt Lake City, UT 84101.
- In-person open house on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023, from 6-8 p.m. MT at the Panguitch Elementary School, 110 S 100 W, Panguitch, UT 84759.
- Virtual meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023, from 2-4 p.m. MT Register at

The plan, associated documents, and instructions for submitting comments electronically (preferred) are available at the BLM National NEPA Register and at the BLM Paria River District Office. Comments may also be mailed to ATTN: GSENM RMP Project Manager, BLM Paria River District Office, 669 S Highway 89A, Kanab, UT 84741. For additional information, please contact Scott Whitesides at 801-539-4054.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.