BLM Seeks Public Input on Recreation Management in
Price, Utah—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah Price Field Office is seeking public comment on management in the Nine Mile Canyon Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA). The Nine Mile Canyon SRMA, managed by the Price and Vernal Field Offices, is internationally significant for its concentration of archaeological sites and extensive rock art, and the BLM-Utah is inviting the public to provide input into the management of this unique area.
Interested members of the public are encouraged to share their ideas or to raise issues of concern, which will then be used to develop an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Nine Mile Canyon SRMA. The EA will identify and analyze implementation of management decisions made in the 2008 Price and Vernal Resource Management Plans and will aid in the development of a recreation area management plan for
that will guide the management of interpretation, stewardship and recreation in
the area. Nine
During this public scoping period, which ends Oct. 3, 2014, the BLM-Utah invites the public to provide input on substantive issues and concerns relating to management of the Nine Mile Canyon SRMA. The purpose of the public scoping process is to determine relevant issues that will influence development of the EA. The most useful comments are those that identify issues relevant to the proposed action or contain new technical or scientific information. Comments which contain only opinions or preferences will not receive a formal response but may be considered in the BLM decision-making process.
An electronic copy of the public scoping document is available for review at: http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/price.html. Hard copies are also available for review at the BLM-Utah Price Field Office, 125 South 600 West, Price,
Written comments will be accepted through Oct. 3, 2014. Please reference “Nine Mile Canyon SRMA” when submitting comments. Written comments may be submitted via the Environmental Notification Bulletin Board at: https://www.blm.gov/ut/enbb/index.php (search for project name “Nine Mile Canyon SRMA”). Comments may also be submitted by mail using the following address:
Bureau of Land Management
Price Field Office
Attn: Ahmed Mohsen
125 South 600 West