A new PLS white paper outlines proven strategies and policies for allowing recreation and energy development to exist in harmony.
Across the nation, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) field offices and the local communities they serve are working together to enact smart-from-the-start planning to eliminate conflicts between resource extraction and recreation development. Master Leasing Plans (MLP), such as the Moab MLP and proposed Tres Rios MLP, are one example of this planning.
This year’s National Park Week officially wrapped up on April 24. This annual celebration of our country’s greatest public lands is a great reminder of the privilege and responsibility we have as American citizens to these resources.
If federal land managers want to know where Grand County stands on their proposed Master Leasing Plan for the greater Moab area, they only have to look back to the county council’s recent discussions about eastern Utah’s public lands initiative.
OIA, BlueRibbon Coalition, Public Land Solutions and more voice support for balancing recreation and energy development
Today, the Outdoor Industry Association, BlueRibbon Coalition, Public Land Solutions, and over 75 Utah-based business sent letters to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in support of a balanced approach to managing public lands as part of the Moab Master Leasing Plan.
What a long way Moab has come since the 2008 controversy that made it to the pages of The New York Times, when the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposed 77 oil and gas leases in the Moab area close to important natural areas and popular recreation sites. The original 77-lease proposal even considered drilling just 1.3 miles from Delicate Arch.