ePlanning DOI-BLM-UT-0300-2018-0054-EA (Paria River Watershed Habitat Improvement Project)  
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NEPA Project Summary 
NEPA #:  DOI-BLM-UT-0300-2018-0054-EA Status:  Public Scoping
Project Name:  Paria River Watershed Habitat Improvement Project Decision Date: 
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Start Date:  06/15/2018    
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Project Description:
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing a landscape-level habitat improvement project, consistent with the management direction of 2000 Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Management Plan and 2008 Kanab Field Office Resource Management Plan, to protect and enhance the ecological conditions within the Paria River watershed. The project would apply appropriate mechanical treatments, chemical treatments, prescribed fire, and seeding to enhance sagebrush/grassland areas, ponderosa pine stands, seeps, mountain brush, non-structural range improvement (seedings) and overall woodland health. These treatments would benefit a variety of wildlife species, as well as livestock, by improving and maintaining forage production, reducing soil erosion, improving water quality, reducing hazardous fuels, improving woodland health, and enhancing wildlife habitat. The treatments on the 93,363 acres within the Paria Watershed would occur over a fifteen-year time span. The BLM seeks public input on the proposed Paria River Habitat Improvement Project. A 30-day public scoping period will begin on October 25, 2018 and end on November 26, 2018. Comments may be submitted by email at blm_ut_gs_comments@blm.gov. Written comments may also be sent via mail to 669 South Highway 89A, Kanab, UT 84741. Please reference “Paria Habitat Improvement Project” when submitting comments. Mail must be post marked by November 26, 2018. 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. The entire comment—including personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. A field tour of the project area will be conducted during the scoping period. For members of the public interested in attending the field tour please RSVP to the BLM project lead listed here. The field tour is scheduled for Friday, November 2, 2018, and will depart from the GSENM Cannonville Visitor Center (10 Center Street, Cannonville, Utah) at 10:00 a.m.
Project Location:
Project Lead:  Raymond Brinkerhoff    
Phone Number:  435-644-1228    
Email Address:  rbrinker@blm.gov    
Office(s):  Grand Staircase-Escalante NMON
Kanab FO
Lead Office:  Grand Staircase-Escalante NMON
Counties:  Garfield
Program(s):  Rangeland Management Subprogram(s):  None
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Document Name Release Date Available Formats Public Participation
Press Release_Paria_Habitat_Project_Scoping 10/25/2018 Press Release - Paria River Habitat Improvement Project Open Scoping Period_508.pdf (483 KB) 
Document Name Release Date Available Formats Public Participation
Scoping Letter_Paria_Habitat_Project 10/25/2018 Paria Watershed Project Scoping Ltr 10-24-18_508.pdf (199 KB) 
Document Name Release Date Available Formats Public Participation
Project Map_Paria_Habitat_Project 10/25/2018 Figure 1_UKC_Paria_veg+project (3).pdf (2354 KB) 

Last Updated:  10/25/2018 08:21:02 MDT