Dingell Act public lands changes to be presented at Open Houses


Bureau of Land Management

BLM Office:

Green River District

Media Contact:

Jonathan Moor

VERNAL, Utah – Open Houses will be held to provide information on changes to public lands resulting from the enactment of the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act.

The John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act was signed into law by President Trump on March 12, 2019.

The Bureau of Land Management Vernal Field Office will hold Open Houses at the following locations:

  • Sept. 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Uintah and Ouray Tribal Offices, 1400 S 7002 E, Fort Duchesne
  • Sept. 10, 5-7 p.m., Uintah Conference Center, 313 E 200 S, Vernal
  • Sept. 11, 5-6:30 p.m., Manila Senior Citizens Center, 145 UT-43, Manila
  • Sept. 12, 5-7 p.m., Crossroads Senior Citizens Center, 50 E 200 S, Roosevelt

During these Open Houses, staff members will discuss changes and designations within the boundary of the BLM Vernal Field Office, specifically the Ashley Springs Land Conveyance, the John Wesley Powell National Conservation Area and the McCoy Flats Mountain Bike Trail System.

The BLM Price Field Office will hold Open Houses at the following locations:

  • Sept. 17, 5-7 p.m., Carbon County Recreation Dept., 450 S Fairgrounds Rd., Price
  • Sept. 18, 5-7 p.m., John Wesley Powell Museum, 1765 Main St., Green River
  • Sept. 19, 5-7 p.m., Emery County Court House, 75 E Main St., Castle Dale

These Open Houses will focus on changes and designations within the BLM Price Field Office, specifically the Jurassic National Monument, the San Rafael Swell Recreation Area, the Green River wild and scenic river designation, additions to the National Wilderness Preservation System, Emery County Land Conveyances and a land exchange between the BLM and Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration.

For more information, call the BLM Green River District Office at (435) 781-4400. To view an interactive map or PDF maps of the Dingell Act designations, visit www.blm.gov/maps/frequently-requested/utah

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.