St. George BLM Will Look at OHV Routes
St. George, Utah - January 21,
2005 - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced it will amend the
St. George Field Office Resource Management Plan (RMP) to consider
changes to existing Off-highway Vehicle (OHV) area designations and to
designate routes for OHVs and other motorized vehicles. The planning
area includes approximately 629,000 acres of public land within
Washington County, Utah.
BLM’s St. George Field Office Manager, Jim Crisp, said, "The public
needs to know where they can legally and safely ride on public lands.
This OHV amendment will finish important work not completed in the 1999
land use plan."
Interested people and representatives of agencies, businesses,
organizations and tribes are invited to open house meetings where BLM
will start gathering information. Meetings are set for Wednesday,
February 2, 2005, at the Exhibit Hall, Washington County Fairgrounds in
Hurricane, Utah from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Thursday, February 3, 2005,
at the Holiday Inn, 850 S. Bluff St., St. George, Utah, from 7:00 to
"BLM will work with interested groups, organizations, and agencies at
al levels to come up with the best plan possible for route designations
in the county. That will include the latest state and federal
strategies for OHV management throughout Utah," said Crisp.
BLM is seeking ideas and information from the public during the
planning process from January 3rd to March 4th during the formal
scoping period. Public participation is important because BLM will use
the information shared to prepare the plan amendment.
The Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and
Amend the RMP for OHV Management in the St. George Field Office was
published in the Federal Register on January 3, 2005.
There will be other opportunities for the public to share information
with BLM. For more details, people should go to the plan amendment
website at www.stgeorgeohvplan.com
or contact BLM at (435) 688- 3201.
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