The Colorado state legislature recently passed a bill to officially mark the third Saturday of May as Public Lands Day. The bill sparked heated debates between Colorado’s Republican-controlled Senate and Democratic-controlled House.
A plan released today by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to manage oil, gas and potash development and to protect recreation resources on public land in and around Moab was lauded by local business, local officials, and recreation advocates. With well over 100 commercial recreational businesses, hosting tens of thousands of customers spending hundreds of millions of dollars, the area is a key economic driver in the state and region.
The numbers are in and it’s no surprise that national parks are a huge benefit the economies of gateway communities in Utah and across the country.
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Public Land Solutions hosts a panel discussion during the Winter Outdoor Retailer Trade Show on the implications of a proposal to transfer ownership of 31 million acres of federal lands in Utah to the state.
San Juan County has scheduled a series of meetings to present alternatives developed by a citizens’ advisory council for a public lands bill currently being developed by Congressman Rob Bishop.