Cedar City Resource Management Plan
The Cedar City Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a new Resource Management Plan (RMP) on public lands they manage in Iron and Beaver counties, Utah. The RMP will be the basic document that will guide management of natural resources, activities and uses on the public lands during the next 15-20 years. The new RMP will address issues and concerns identified by the public as well as other government agencies.
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument - Grand Staircase, Kaiparowits, and Escalante Canyons Units and Kanab Field Office-Escalante Area Resource Management Plans
The BLM GSENM and Kanab Field Office, Kanab, Utah, intend to prepare RMPs for the GSENM-Grand Staircase, Kaiparowits, and Escalante Canyon Units, and Federal lands previously included in the GSENM that are excluded from the boundaries by Proclamation 9682. The BLM will prepare a single EIS for this planning process. The planning area is located in Kane and Garfield Counties, Utah and encompasses approximately 1.87 million acres of public land.
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Grazing Plan Amendment
The planning area consists of about 2.1 million acres of land which includes lands in the GSENM and non-monument lands administered by GSENM. The GSENM administers livestock grazing on lands managed by the National Park Service within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area as well as lands within BLM's Kanab and Arizona Strip Field Offices through intra-agency agreements. These lands occur in Kane and Garfield Counties, Utah and a small area in Coconino County, Arizona.
Gunnison Sage-Grouse Rangewide Plan Amendments
The Gunnison Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus minimus) is listed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a federally threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. To ensure that the BLM's actions do not jeopardize the continued existence of this species or modify/destruct critical habitat, the BLM is preparing a Resource Management Plan Amendment and associated Environmental Impact Statement to provide a framework for conserving and assisting with the recovery of the Gunnison Sage-Grouse and for conserving and restoring habitat upon which the species depends on BLM-administered public lands across the range of the bird.
Monument Management Plans for the Indian Creek and Shash Jaa Units of Bears Ears National Monument
The BLM Canyon Country District Office, Moab, Utah, intends to prepare an MMP for the Bears Ears National Monument Indian Creek Unit, and jointly prepare an MMP with the Manti La-Sal National Forest, Price, Utah, for the Shash Jáa Unit, as well as an associated EIS. The planning area is located in San Juan County, Utah and encompasses approximately 169,289 acres of BLM-managed lands and 32,587 acres of National Forest System Lands.