BLM Utah State Office is closed until further notice

SALT LAKE CITY — Starting at 7:09 am on Wednesday, Mar. 19, a 5.7 magnitude earthquake and multiple aftershocks shook the Salt Lake City area. The building housing the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah State Office has been inspected and was deemed to be structurally sound. The Utah State Office will remain closed until assessments, cleanup, and repairs are complete. The safety of our employees and the public is our top priority. The BLM leases space in a private building.

For up-to-date information regarding our response to the earthquake, please visit: Additionally, United States Geological Survey has guidance and a campaign that provides earthquake safety information. Learn more here: and

The BLM will issue another news release when the office is operational again. Please contact Rachel Wootton at (385) 235-4364 or with questions.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in the 11 Western states and Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In fiscal year 2018, the diverse activities authorized on BLM-managed lands generated $105 billion in economic output across the country. This economic activity supported 471,000 jobs and contributed substantial revenue to the U.S. Treasury and state governments, mostly through royalties on minerals.

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