Congressional Republicans to visit Moab Friday, discuss public lands

Grand Center to host the roundtable discussion

Curtis Wells, left, and John Curtis, right, share a laugh before a public meeting on Oct. 8. The meeting included discussion of public lands management. Photo by Carter Pape

Six members of the U.S. Congress will meet in Moab for a roundtable discussion of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. The discussion is meant to “examine successes in state management of state and federal public lands in Utah.”

The meeting will be at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25 in the Grand Center.

In attendance will be the Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining, Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah. Joining him for the meeting will be Rep. John Curtis, R-Provo, who will visit Moab for the second time this month.

Also on the attendance list for the meeting:

  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska;
  • Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Brigham City;
  • Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Arizona;
  • Rep. Jim Baird, R-Indiana;
  • David Ure, director of Utah’s School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration;
  • Kathleen Clarke, Director of Utah’s Public Lands Policy Coordination Office;
  • Brian Cottam, state forester for the Utah Division of Forest, Fire, and State Lands;
  • and Curtis Wells, Grand County Council member.