Ten million tons of uranium mill tailings have been removed from the former mill site on the north side of the Colorado River near Moab and taken to a disposal cell near Crescent Junction.
The public is invited to celebrate Arches National Park’s certification as an International Dark Sky park Saturday evening, Sept. 21. Park rangers and partners from around the Colorado Plateau will host a ceremony and star party at the newly completed Panorama Point stargazing area, according to an email from the Southeast Utah Group of national parks.
An administrative judge with the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Board of Land Appeals rejected a plan to strip 30,000 acres of pinyon-juniper forest and sagebrush from the Skutumpah Terrace area inside Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
The Bureau of Land Management Price Field Office announced last week that it will conduct a wild horse gather within and outside the Range Creek Herd Management Area beginning in September. The BLM plans to gather an estimated 200 wild horses due to declining rangeland health and overpopulation of wild horses and to curb their movement onto private lands.
The Bureau of Land Management is seeking information to help identify the person or persons who vandalized trailhead kiosks on public lands near Moab. This past weekend, someone cut down three large BLM wooden kiosks and knocked over a “Stop Highway Crossing” sign along State Highway 313, according to spokesperson Lisa Bryant.
The Bureau of Land Management announced Nicollee Gaddis-Wyatt is the new manager for the Moab Field Office.
The Bureau of Land Management Salt Lake Field Office on Sept. 11 will begin gather operations to remove excess wild horses from the perimeter and outside of the Onaqui Mountain Herd Management Area in Tooele and Juab counties. The operation is expected to last about nine days.
The Bureau of Land Management proposes to offer 24 parcels, totaling nearly 13,420 acres, at the Dec. 10 quarterly oil and gas lease sale. The parcels are located on BLM-managed lands in the Canyon Country, Color Country and Green River districts.
A controversial goal to increase economic and recreational opportunities under the Trump administration at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument were unveiled Friday in a move that drew a quick and strong response from a number of environmental groups, but state and federal officials lauded the proposed environmental analysis and management plans, according to statements released by the BLM and more than a dozen environmental groups that stand in opposition.
Canyonlands Field Institute is partnering with local land management agencies to host a one-day conservation service event to clean up the heavily used Daily section of the Colorado River.
A group of federal retirees is calling for a Senate hearing on the pending headquarters move of the Bureau of Land Management to Grand Junction.
The Moab Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management approved a right of way to the City of Green River to construct and operate a natural gas pipeline, according to spokesperson Lisa Bryant.