MOAB – The Bureau of Land Management-Utah, Moab Field Office, is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment analyzing a proposed two-year restriction on roped activities at Corona Arch and Gemini Bridges. Roped activities include ziplining, highlining, slacklining, climbing, rappelling, and rope swinging.
The temporary restriction is proposed in response to public comments indicating that roped activities at these locations may interfere with the experiences of other recreationists in the area.
Both Corona Arch and Gemini Bridges are located at the end of very popular hiking trails and are iconic destinations for visitors to the Moab area, each receiving more than 40,000 visitors annually. The Corona Arch is also located within a Hiking Focus Area on a parcel of land acquired by the BLM from the State of Utah in the May 2014 Recreational Land Exchange.
The environmental assessment is available for review and comment on the Environmental Notification Bulletin at the BLM website; search for project name “Corona.” Comments on the environmental assessment should be as specific as possible.
Written comments will be accepted by letter or email through Sept. 25. Please reference “Corona” when submitting comments. Please note that the most useful comments are those that contain new technical or scientific information relevant to the proposed action. Comments which contain only opinions or preferences will not receive a formal response but may be considered in the BLM decision-making process. Written comments may be mailed or emailed using the following addresses:
Before including an address, phone number, email address, or other personally identifiable information in any comments, be aware that 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, but the BLM cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so. The BLM will not consider anonymous comments. All submissions from organizations and businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be available for public inspection in their entirety.
- For additional information, please telephone Beth Ransel at 435-259-2100
- 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 with the above individual
- BLM Moab website
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