BLM seeks comments on ATV event in San Juan County
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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah Canyon Country District Office invites the public to review and comment on an environmental assessment (EA) analyzing the potential impacts of issuing a one-year special recreation permit for an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) safari in San Juan County.

  The EA analyzes a proposal by the city of Monticello to host and conduct guided ATV tours on 15 designated routes in areas throughout the Moab and Monticello field offices, according to a news release from the BLM. No cross-country travel would be allowed and the proposed event routes are already designated in the travel management plans for those field offices, BLM officials said.

Four routes are located in the Moab Field Office, and 11 routes are located in the Monticello Field Office. The event would provide guided tours for ATVs, utility task vehicles and motorcycles over a three-day period in September. Guides would provide orientation sessions on safety, trail terrain, riding tips, and the “Tread Lightly Leave No Trace” program.

  The EA is available for public review and comment on the Environmental Notification Bulletin Board (ENBB) at https://www.blm.gov/ut/enbb/index.php; search for project name “ATV Safari.”

Written comments will be accepted by letter or email until Sept. 9. BLM officials said comments should be “as specific as possible,” and comments that contain only opinions or preferences will not receive a formal response but may be considered in the BLM decision-making process. Reference “2013 ATV Safari” when submitting comments.

  Written comments may be mailed to Bureau of Land Management, Monticello Field Office, Attn: Recreation Program, P.O. Box 7, Monticello, UT 84535, or by email to blm_ut_mt_comments@blm.gov.

For further information contact Don Hoffheins at 435-587-1500.


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