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Utah State Office
Release Date: 07/31/14
Contacts: Megan Crandall , 801-539-4020  

Area around P.R. Springs Temporarily Closed


Vernal, Utah—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM)-Utah Vernal Field Office today announced the temporary closure to overnight camping of selected public lands near the P.R. Springs developed camping site in eastern Utah. The temporary closure will provide for public health and safety due to serious concerns noted by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources regarding the potential for human-bear conflicts in the area.
The closure will remain in effect until Aug. 13, 2014. During that time, public lands within and adjacent to the P.R. springs developed camping site will be closed to overnight camping. The area affected by this closure is approximately a five-mile radius around the camping site. While the temporary closure is in effect, the area will be open to day-use between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m.
A closure notice and map of the closure area will be posted at the BLM-Utah Vernal Field Office, 170 South 500 East, Vernal, UT and on the BLM Vernal Field Office web site at: Signs will also be posted on roads leading into the lands affected by the closure.

For additional closure-specific information, please contact Michelle Brown at (435)781-4400. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to leave a message for the above individual. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Replies are provided during normal business hours.

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The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.

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Last updated: 07-31-2014