Utah’s Watershed Restoration Initiative, coordinated by the Utah Department of Natural Resources, announced $36 million in funding for 121 wildland restoration and rehabilitation projects statewide, with a goal of improving over 173,000 acres of land. In addition, 24 livestock and wildlife water development projects were funded. The projects are scheduled for the 2020 fiscal year. Among them are three plans for southeastern Utah, including prescribed burns in the La Sal Mountains.
Given the fact that 97 percent of Bureau of Land Management employees work outside of the agency’s Washington, D.C. headquarters, some people are wondering about the prudence of moving those offices to a western state.
The Moab City Council voted on Tuesday, June 25, to renew its ban on fireworks on public property and certain other locations in the city, with the exception of the baseball fields on Center Street. Residents are now allowed to use state-legal fireworks at the baseball fields.
The Moab Mosquito Abatement District after public concerns were raised has decided to limit tonight’s fogging activity to the eastern boundary of the Matheson Wetland Preserve.