BLM seeks public comment on ATV safari in southeastern Utah

MONTICELLO – The Bureau of Land Management-Utah Monticello Field Office is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment analyzing potential impacts associated with a proposed ATV safari event.

The cities of Monticello and Blanding have hosted an annual ATV safari for the last 10 years. The environmental assessment analyzes proposed changes designed to improve the overall event and participant experience. This year’s proposed three-day event would take place in September on 15 designated routes in Grand and San Juan counties. The event proposal also includes developing 14 trailheads in areas with existing surface disturbance.

The environmental assessment, which includes route maps, is available for public review and comment on the Environmental Notification Bulletin Board here (search for project name “San Juan ATV Safari”).

Written comments will be accepted by letter or email until close of business Aug. 1, 2014. Please note that the most useful comments are those containing new technical or scientific information relevant to the proposed action. Comments should be as specific as possible. Comments containing only opinions or preferences will not receive a formal response but may be considered in the BLM decision-making process. Please reference “San Juan ATV Safari” when submitting comments.

Written comments may be mailed or emailed using the following:

Mail:

Bureau of Land Management
Monticello Field Office
Attn: Donald Hoffheins
P.O. Box 7
Monticello, Utah 84535

Email:

blm_ut_mt_comments@blm.gov

Before including an address, phone number, email address or other personal identifying information in any comments, be aware the entire comment – including personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. Requests to withhold personal identifying information from public review can be submitted; however, the BLM cannot guarantee it will be able to accommodate those requests.

For additional information regarding the proposal, contact Donald Hoffheins at 435-587-1500. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to leave a message or question for the above individual.  The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Replies are provided during normal business hours.

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2 Comments

  • Brian July 2, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    I’ve been to the San Juan Safari ATV Jamboree and had a great time. The rides and the people were great, and nothing was done that abused the environment. I hope they don’t do anything at all to curtail it. I’ve been to many jamborees in many places and it was one of my favorites.

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