Study seeks feedback on Mill Creek, Power Dam areas

The City of Moab, in collaboration with Grand County and several other government and nonprofit agencies, is hoping to develop strategies for managing impacts and recreational use of Mill Creek. As part of this work, they are asking local residents to participate in a survey that will help to guide how the canyon is managed.

In 2018, Mayor Emily Niehaus called together a focus group with members representing the multiple agencies to work on a management plan for the Mill Creek Canyon. The group was formed and later received grant funding from the National Park Service through its Rivers, Trails, & Conservation Assistance program.

The funding is now being used to identify and develop strategies for handling recreational use, improve access for emergency services, mitigate nearby traffic congestion, and other matters.

The group consists of representatives from the city, county, Bureau of Land Management, Moab Solutions, Rim to Rim Restoration, Mill Creek Village Homeowners Association and others.

Persons interested in receiving a survey or in getting involved with the focus group are asked to contact Betsy Byrne with the National Park Service at [email protected].