Give your public comments to the BLM on Grand Staircase and Bears Ears (Jan 10-11)

January 3rd, 2019|Action of the Day|1 Comment

Care about land management in Grand Staircase and Bears Ears National Monuments? Attend these two public meetings!

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a meeting of the Utah Resource Advisory Council (RAC) and Recreation Resource Advisory Council (RRAC) in Salt Lake City on January 10th and 11th, offering two opportunities for community members to attend and provide public comments on land management issues. Planned agenda items at the meeting include:

  • BLM updates from the State Director
  • Planning efforts for the Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears National Monuments
  • Washington County issues
  • Recreation fee proposals
  • Other planning updates


The public is welcome to attend these meetings at the BLM Utah State Office, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101.

  • On Jan. 10, the RAC will meet from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • On Jan. 11, the RAC will meet from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Please note: A half-hour comment period, during which the public may address the RAC, will begin at 1 p.m. on Jan. 11. Depending on the number of people wishing to comment and time available, the amount of time for individual oral comments may be limited.

RACs provide advice and recommendations for the BLM to consider on resource and land management issues within the BLM and are sounding boards for BLM initiatives, regulatory proposals and policy changes. These citizen-based councils consists of 10 to 15 members from diverse interests in local communities who provide recommendations to address public land management issues.

[Adapted from LakePowellLife]

One Comment

  1. Julie Newland January 4, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    The Grand Staircase Escalante and Bears Ears changes should be rescinded. Until that can happen, please do everything you can to limit leasing and to control the affects of human disturbance on the land, animals, artifacts of the area. The showboat of former Sec. Zinke’s “listening” tour did not represent and his replacement is an oil lobbyist. I am very afraid that what is being done cannot ever be undone and we will all lose one of the most beautiful places on earth to greed. Additionally, as a former resident of Moab, there has been much discussion of fracking too closely to aquifers. These aquifers are the primary source of drinking water for the area. Please control the oil and gas leasing and human impact as much as can be regulated. Please pursue fines for violations to the maximum extent of the law. Thank you

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