Public Lands

Photo of the Bears Ears by Bob Wick courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management
Utah House Bill 341 passed out of the Utah State House of Representatives in February and the Utah State Senate on March 3. The bill creates an advisory committee to help explore the feasibility, location, functions, and other important matters surrounding the creation of a visitor center in or...
In one of his first acts as President of the United States, Joe Biden issued an executive order directing the Department of the Interior to review the boundaries and conditions of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments. Bears Ears, in San Juan County, was designated by...
In one of his first acts as President of the United States, Joe Biden has issued an executive order directing the Department of the Interior to review the boundaries and conditions of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments. Bears Ears, in San Juan County, was designated by...
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is pleased to announce Amber Denton Johnson is the field manager for the Monticello Field Office in the Canyon Country District. Over the past year, Amber served in a temporary assignment as the Acting Monticello Field Manager but assumed the position...
The San Juan County Commission has signaled their intent to continue efforts to restore Bears Ears National Monument to its original size. At the December 1 commission meeting, Commissioners Willie Grayeyes and Kenneth Maryboy voted to send a letter to President-elect Joe Biden asking his...
On November 18, the Utah Department of Public Safety Aero Bureau was working with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources to conduct a count of big horn sheep in a portion of San Juan County. While on this mission, they spotted an unusual object and landed nearby to investigate further. The crew...
Image of a pick-up truck with decals reading San Juan County sheriff department. Truck sits in front of the public safety building in Monticello, Utah
San Juan County Commission signed a resolution stating their support of county law enforcement at the August 4 meeting held remotely. The resolution publicly salutes the Sheriff’s department and was passed unanimously. Commission Chair Kenneth Maryboy shared his thoughts on the resolution. “I think...
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has selected Gary Torres as the permanent Canyon Country District Manager. The Canyon Country District, comprised of the Moab and Monticello field offices, manages 3.6 million surface acres providing opportunities for recreation, livestock grazing, mineral...
San Juan County will not participate in travel planning efforts in Bears Ears National Monument. With a 2-1 vote at the April 21 Commission meeting, Commissioners rejected a proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the county and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for the effort....
Development efforts have stopped on two oil and gas leases north of Bluff. EOG Resources Inc. notified the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) of the decision on February 28. The decision comes on the heels of a resolution by the Bluff Town Council in early February to oppose the development of the oil...

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