BLM, DNR renew watershed restoration partnership

The Bureau of Land Management is a contributor and supporter of Utah’s Watershed Restoration Initiative, which uses locally-driven projects to improve watershed health, biological diversity, and water quality. BLM Utah and the Utah Department of Natural Resources have entered into a new five-year financial cooperative agreement supporting the WRI. The BLM may contribute up to $75 million over the lifetime of this five-year agreement, according to a statement BLM Utah released.

BLM seeks public comment on 25 parcels offered near Green River in March 2020 oil and gas lease sale

The Bureau of Land Management on Tuesday, Dec. 3, announced a proposal to offer 25 parcels, totaling approximately 32,713.76 acres of BLM-managed lands in the Green River District for the March 10 quarterly oil and gas lease sale. This notice initiates a 30-day public comment period on the associated environmental documents ending on Jan. 3, 2020, according to the BLM.

Politicos want Utah to remain public lands state

Senators engage in Moab roundtable as activists push for ‘public lands in public hands’

As activists stood silently around the room with signs advocating to “keep public lands in public hands” and to “protect wild Utah,” Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, broke the fourth wall Friday, Oct. 25, during a roundtable discussion in Moab to say that “not a single member” of the Utah Legislature or the U.S. Congress wants Utah to be “anything but a public lands state.”