BLM to host online open houses about the San Rafael Swell Travel Management Plan and seek public input

PRICE, Utah – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Price Field Office (PFO) is seeking public input to inform the San Rafael Swell Travel Management Plan (TMP). The San Rafael Swell planning area in central Utah covers approximately 44,218 acres in Sevier County, 1,110,165 acres in Emery County, and 2,575 miles of routes on BLM-managed lands.

“We look forward to receiving public input during the San Rafael Swell Travel Management Plan scoping period,” said Price Field Manager Chris Conrad. “Information submitted at this stage will help inform the initial draft of the travel management plan and environmental assessment. The most helpful comments are specific in nature and provide new information.”

The BLM will host online open houses on Tues., Feb. 2 from 3:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. and Thurs., Feb. 4, from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M to inform the public about this project. For more information, meeting access, and login details, and/or to comment online, please use the project website in ePlanning at the following link: Relevant maps and materials will also be posted on ePlanning.

The BLM is requesting public input during a 30-day scoping period starting on Feb. 1, 2021 and ending on March 3, 2021. Comments must be submitted on or postmarked by March 3, 2021 through the BLM’s ePlanning website, by email, or by mail. Please reference “San Rafael Swell TMP” when submitting comments.

Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be aware that your entire comment – including personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. The BLM will not consider anonymous comments.

For additional information, contact Planning and Environmental Coordinator Daniel Kauffman at (435) 781-4425. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact the BLM during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

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.

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