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Rock Collecting in Utah - BLM Managed Lands

Latest on Dugway Geode Beds - Action Alert

ALAA Table at Rocky Mountain Federation Convention and Show in Sandy Utah May 18, 2013Dee Holand and the American Land Access Association table at the Rocky Mountain Federation of Minerological Societies Convention and show in Sandy Utah May 18, 2013. 

Draft Resource Management Plans for the Beaver Dam Wash and Red Cliffs National Conservation Areas   July 17, 2015 Open Comment period is 90 days

Learn About Public Land Accrss Issues in Utah

Press Release: .Sierra Club claims to be “100% Certain” that the President Will Designate a New National Monument in Utah    (They were correct!)

Presidential Proclamation -- Establishment of the Bears Ears National Monument  -  December 28, 2016

Press Release:   BLM Announces Appointments to Council to Help Advise Agency on Balanced Management of Nation's Public Lands   Posted July 15, 2015

The Director’s Protest Resolution Reports analyze each unique or summarized protest issue statement received on each individual BLM Proposed Resource Management Plan to determine whether the State Director followed established procedures, considered relevant information in reaching proposed decisions, and whether the proposed decisions are consistent with the applicable statutes, regulations, and BLM policy.

The following Director’s Protest Resolution Reports are available for online viewing or download.

Utah's Kane County Wins Important Victory In Appeals Court

Appeals Court Decision

Sage grouse is becoming Utah’s spotted owl

Utah Solar Energy Zones - "NEW"

SALT LAKE CITY – The State of Utah has completed filing a series of Notices of Intent (NOI) to initiate litigation under the Quiet Title Act for 18,784 roads in 22 rural Utah counties. The NOIs were filed with the U.S. Department of Interior in anticipation of filing suit in federal court, as required by law.

“We have worked closely with the counties to protect title on these roads and rights of way for a number of years, but the federal government’s inaction has forced us to litigate,” said Governor Gary R. Herbert. “We will continue to use every tool available to us, including negotiation and lawsuits, to quickly and permanently get title to our roads. We are intent to defend our rights, and this filing will force the federal government to respond.”

This filing marks a major milestone in the work of the Public Lands Policy Coordination Office (PLPCO), the Attorney General’s Office, the counties, and the Utah Association of Counties to assert the State’s rights with respect to accessing public lands under the provisions of R.S. 2477.

Of the 18,784 included in the filing, 2,190 are Class B roads, and 16,594 are Class D roads.

The State previously filed R.S. 2477 lawsuits over 94 roads in Garfield County on November 14, and 710 roads in Kane County on November 10 and lawsuits in Juab, Emery and San Juan Counties several years ago.

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