Public Lands

Paddling on the remarkable rivers in San Juan County.  Courtesy photo
Canyonlands National Park is beginning planning for a comprehensive river management plan for the Green and Colorado rivers. The park is asking for initial input to help shape a plan that will address public and commercial use and resource protection on the rivers. The comprehensive river...
Lena Pace is the new superintendent of Arches and Canyonlands national parks. Courtesy photo
Lena Pace is the new superintendent of Arches and Canyonlands national parks. She begins her new assignment on April 7. She will also supervise the superintendent at Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments.  The local parks preserve some of the most striking geologic landscapes and...
The Bureau of Land Management Monticello Field Office and U.S. Department of Agriculture Manti-La Sal National Forest will host a public meeting of the Bears Ears National Monument Advisory Committee on March 27, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mountain Time at the Hideout Community Center located at...
The state of Utah is withdrawing its support of a proposed land swap of state trust lands in the Bears Ears National Monument for federal lands elsewhere in San Juan County and the rest of the state. Utah elected Republican leaders took the action saying the federal government is “ignoring good...
by David Boyle News Director Members of the San Juan County Commission addressed personal property taxes, Gunnison Sage-grouse and short-term rentals in Spanish Valley at their latest meeting. Members of the commission approved the use of an appraisal software program for the Assessor’s office at...
Penny Stewart, Slate Stewart and Ethan Hallows at the Range Management Awards. Courtesy photo
The Utah Society for Range Management has named Slate Stewart its 2023 Range Manager of the Year. This is the third time a Trust Lands Administration (TLA) Range Manager has been bestowed an award from the prestigious group. “Slate is widely known as one of the hardest workers around,” said Ron...
by David Boyle News Director Members of the county commission approved a resolution supporting the creation of a Utah Inland Port Authority project area in the county and received a report on water rights at their latest meeting. The San Juan County Commission also received a presentation from the...
by David Boyle News Director Members of the San Juan County Commission approved a letter commenting on a draft forest management plan, heard an update from the extension office and approved a 45-acre rezone as part of their latest meeting. Members of the county commission approved a letter...
by Bill Boyle Editor, San Juan Record A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit, filed by the State of Utah and others, which challenged the 2021 expansion of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase national monuments by President Joe Biden. Judge David Nuffer ruled on August 11 that the President had the...
by David Boyle News Director Members of the San Juan County Commission discussed a variety of issues around public lands at their latest meeting including a proposed rule by the Bureau of Land Management that would clarify conservation as a “use” within the Federal Land Policy and Management Act...

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