Monday, August 10, 2020


Moab, UT

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    Public Lands

    Know how to ‘go’ when nature calls

    How to enjoy Utah’s public lands by learning responsible outdoor bathroom etiquette.

    BLM announces Gary Torres as Canyon Country manager

    The Bureau of Land Management has selected Gary Torres as the permanent Canyon Country District Manager.

    BLM names new assistant director of communications in Grand Junction HQ

    Buffington comes to the BLM after five years with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

    County approves letter opposing September gas lease sales

    The oppositional letter asserts that the lease sale “threatens the core of our tourism economy by locking in long-term oil and gas leases on and around popular recreation areas that are vital to our local economy.”

    Stories of Interest

    Fire danger posing risks to safety; public support needed to reduce blazes

    “A significant increase in public outdoor recreation and careless actions are contributing to the number of ignitions."

    BLM to conduct wild horse roundup in Juab, Millard counties

    The gather is being conducted due to declining rangeland health and overpopulation of wild horses

    Interior: National parks generated more than $41B in ’19

    Visitor spending increased by $800 million from 2018 to 2019 and the overall effect on the U.S economy grew by $1.6 billion.

    Fire restrictions implemented

    No campfires, except in permanently constructed cement or metal fire pits provided in developed campgrounds and picnic areas.

    Arches opens, then closes due to crowds

    Between 9 a.m. and noon on Friday and Saturday, May 29 and 30, administrators at Arches National Park prevented vehicle entries into the park after its three main parking lots inside began to fill up. The public’s rush into the park followed two months of closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Arches National Park explores timed entry traffic plan

    If the community is going to be asked to take the risk of inviting the world to...

    Fire restrictions in place at Zion

    They will be enforced until rescinded by the superintendent. Park officials feel that the risk to public safety and property within Zion National Park from a human-caused fire is great enough that these restrictions are necessary.

    Cedar Breaks set to reopen as snow melts, guidelines loosened

    Officials from Cedar Breaks National Monument near Cedar City in southwest Utah said they will reopen facilities such as restrooms and the information center based on federal Opening Up America Again guidelines and in coordination with the state, local public health officials and park partners.

    Arches, Canyonlands to reopen May 29

    Arches and Canyonlands national parks will partially reopen to the public at the end of the month, according to a spokesperson for the parks, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local public health authorities.

    Moab mayor proposes May 29 reopening of parks

    Moab Mayor Emily Niehaus said Wednesday, May 6 that she would send a letter to the National Park Service to support a planned reopening date for Arches and Canyonlands national parks of May 29, an effort to continue “moving forward with our new normal...

    BLM seeks nominations to Bears Ears Advisory Committee

    The Bureau of Land Management seeks public nominations for five positions on the Bears Ears National Monument...

    Cedar City man charged with poaching

    A Cedar City man was recently charged in connection with the illegal killing of a buck deer in 2018, according to Utah...

    Arches, Canyonlands resume entrance fees

    Park officials are strongly encouraging visitors to pay by credit card at park entrances or to pay online.

    BLM to conduct Range Creek wild horse roundup

    The roundup began Wednesday, July 1, and is expected to last approximately six days.

    Drilling data shows variable potential near Moab; gas sale slated for September

    Now, 99 more parcels locally have been nominated, some lying directly between Canyonlands and Arches.

    Arches, Canyonlands announce interim superintendent appointment

    A spokesperson for the Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service said Tuesday, March 3 that Kayci Cook Collins is the interim acting superintendent...

    Abandoned mine reclamation project could begin this fall

    The closure methods include masonry walls, steel grates, rebar barricade and earthen backfill.
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