Trust: Ancestral places of SE Utah on endangered list of historic places

The National Trust for Historic Preservation recently unveiled its 2019 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, an annual list that spotlights important examples of our nation’s architectural and cultural heritage that are at risk of destruction or irreparable damage. As of this year, more than 300 places have been on the list over its 32-year history, and in that time fewer than five percent of listed sites have been lost.

BLM: Weigh in by July 1 on September oil, gas lease sale

In keeping with the Trump Administration’s goal of promoting American energy security, the Bureau of Land Management proposes to offer 149 parcels, totaling nearly 183,668 acres in Utah on lands managed by the Canyon Country, Color Country, Green River and West Desert districts at the Sept. 10 quarterly oil and gas lease sale. This notice initiates a public comment period on the associated environmental documents that ends on July 1, 2019. The BLM will hold the lease sale online at www.energynet.com.

BLM opens 5,400 acres to OHVs near Hanksville

The Bureau of Land Management announced May 22 increased access and off- highway vehicle opportunities within the Factory Butte Special Recreation Management Area near Hanksville. The Richfield Field Office has rescinded the 2006 Factory Butte OHV travel restriction after meeting criteria to develop a threatened and endangered species monitoring plan and installing infrastructure to protect endangered cactus species, according to a press release from the agency.