BLM announces June virtual meeting of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Advisory Committee


Bureau of Land Management

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KANAB, Utah — The Bureau of Land Management invites the public to attend a virtual public meeting of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Advisory Committee on June 27, from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with a public comment period scheduled from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m., or until all public comments have concluded, whichever comes first.

The 15-member, citizen-based committee is intended to provide information and advice to the Secretary of the Interior on science-based issues concerning the Monument.

“As the committee continues to meet during 2023, our goal is to ensure consistent public engagement,” said Paria River District Manager Harry Barber. “The BLM is committed to identifying challenges and opportunities we have before us and finding solutions that help facilitate the best decisions moving forward to protect monument objects and values.”

Planned agenda items for the June meeting will include administrative business, nomination of a new committee chair, a resource management planning status update, a public comment period, and advisory committee discussion and formal recommendations for development of the science plan for the monument.

The agenda and meeting access information (including how to log in and participate) are available at Participants must register in advance via Zoom to attend at Registrants will receive a confirmation email including the meeting link and dial-in phone numbers.

Depending on the number of participants in the public comment period, the amount of time for individual comments may be limited. Public comments may be emailed or mailed in advance with the subject line “Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Advisory Committee” to or 669 S. Highway 89A, Kanab, Utah 84741. Comments received prior to the meeting will be recorded in the minutes. Please contact us no later than seven days prior if reasonable accommodations are needed to participate.

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.