Little Sahara Recreation Area Moves to Phase II May 21, 2020

The Little Sahara Recreation Area will move to Phase II on Thursday, May 21, to align with Governor Gary R. Herbert’s Utah Leads Together 2.0 Plan Low Risk Phase and the Central Utah Public Health Department’s new public health order.

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Utah Planning and NEPA

The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM's) land use plans evaluate and guide the management of resources and uses on public lands. Using the principles of multiple use and sustained yield, BLM Utah seeks to maximize resource values on public land for current and future generations, ensuring the health, diversity, and productivity of public land. BLM Utah manages approximately 23 million surface acres of public land.

View our plans and NEPA documents in development and plans in effect in the accordion below. Find all BLM Utah NEPA and planning documents in our ePlanning system. If you are having difficulty finding a NEPA project older than 2015, please also check our archive of NEPA projects on the Environmental Notification Bulletin Board.

Plans and NEPA Documents in Development

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.

 

Plans in Effect

The Bureau of Land Management uses the following plans to guide management of public lands across Utah.

    Field Office Plans:

    Cedar City

    Fillmore

    Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

    Kanab

    Moab

    Monticello

    Price 

    Richfield

    Salt Lake

    St. George

    Vernal

    Statewide Plans:

    Programmatic EIS: