BLM to Host Public Scoping Meetings on Greater Sage-grouse Conservation Plans

SALT LAKE CITY—The BLM Utah State Office will host three public scoping meetings in a continued effort to engage the public in the land use planning process for Greater Sage-grouse habitat.  The BLM invites members of the public to attend meetings from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the following dates and locations:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 14 at the Western Park Convention Center, 300 East 200 South, Vernal, Utah.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15 at the Festival Hall/Heritage Theater, 105 North 100 East, Second Floor Conference Center Room 1, Cedar City, Utah.
  • Thursday, Nov. 16 at the Snowville Elementary School, 160 North Stone Road, Snowville, Utah.

On Oct. 11, the BLM issued a Notice of Intent initiating a 45-day public scoping period for Greater Sage-grouse plan amendments with associated NEPA documents.  BLM Utah will consider amendments to current management actions for Greater Sage-grouse in land use plans.  Additional information about the public comment period is located at:  https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-office/eplanning/planAndProjectSite.do?methodName=renderDefaultPlanOrProjectSite&projectId=90121&dctmId=0b0003e880fb63b3

The public is encouraged to help identify issues, management questions, or concerns that should be addressed in the plan amendment(s) to help improve sage-grouse conservation, and to strengthen communication and collaboration between states and the federal government.  The public scoping meetings provide the public an opportunity to talk to resource specialists and submit written comments in person.  Comments may also be submitted to:  blm_sagegrouseplanning@blm.gov until Nov. 30, 2017.

For additional information, contact Quincy Bahr, Sage-grouse Project Manager at qfbahr@blm.gov.  Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to leave a message or question for the above individual.  The FRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Replies are provided during normal business hours.

 

-BLM-

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s 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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