The cities of Monticello and Blanding have hosted an annual ATV safari for the last 10 years, but the new EA “analyzes proposed changes designed to improve the overall event and participant experience,” according to a news release from the BLM.
The proposed 2014 three-day event would take place in September on 15 designated routes in Grand and San Juan counties. The event proposal also includes developing 14 trailheads in areas with existing surface disturbance, according to the news release.
The EA, which includes route maps, is available for public review and comment on the Environmental Notification Bulletin Board at: https://www.blm.gov/ut/enbb/index.php — search for the project name “San Juan ATV Safari”.
Written comments will be accepted by letter or email until the close of business on Aug. 1.
“The most useful comments are those that contain new technical or scientific information relevant to the proposed action,” BLM officials said in the news release. “Comments should be as specific as possible. Comments which contain only opinions or preferences will not receive a formal response but may be considered in the BLM decision-making process.”
Submitted comments should reference “San Juan ATV Safari.”
Written comments may be submitted by mail to: Bureau of Land Management
Monticello Field Office, Attn: Donald Hoffheins, P.O. Box 7,
Monticello, UT 84535, or emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BLM officials said those submitting comments should be aware that the full comment — including personal identifying information — may be made publicly available.
For additional information, contact Donald Hoffheins at 435-587-1500.