U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR  BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT  
ePlanning DOI-BLM-AZ-A020-2019-0003-EA (Proposed Change in Management of Paria Canyon–Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness and other Related Actions)  
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NEPA Project Summary 
NEPA #:  DOI-BLM-AZ-A020-2019-0003-EA Status:  Preparation and Planning
Project Name:  Proposed Change in Management of Paria Canyon–Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness and other Related Actions Decision Date: 
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Start Date:  05/06/2019    
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Project Description:
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Arizona Strip Field Office is encouraging public comments on a proposed change in management and other related actions concerning the Paria Canyon–Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, located east of Kanab, Utah and west of Page, Arizona. A 45-day public comment period will run from May 8 to June 21, 2019. The proposed change would increase recreational opportunities and visitor access while preserving wilderness values, as directed in Secretarial Orders 3347 and 3366. The BLM is considering increasing daily visitor limits from 20 people to a maximum of 96 people per day (based on limits established in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument Resource Management Plan) in Coyote Buttes North where the geologic feature known as the Wave is located. No changes to permit numbers for Coyote Buttes South or Buckskin/Paria Canyon are proposed. The BLM is seeking public input regarding resource concerns, access, recreation opportunities, etc., that would be relevant to the analysis. Scoping meetings will be held at the following locations: June 4, 2019: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Kanab Middle School, 690 S. Cowboy Way, Kanab, Utah. June 5, 2019: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott Page at Lake Powell, 600 Clubhouse Drive, Page, Arizona. June 6, 2019: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Dixie Convention Center, 1835 South Convention Center Drive, St. George, Utah. Please provide comments via email to: blm_az_vcnm_pcvc_comments@blm.gov. Please include “Paria Canyon–Vermilion Cliffs Comments” in the subject line. Comments may also be mailed to 345 East Riverside Drive, St. George, UT 84790 attention Brandon Boshell or sent by fax to (435) 688-3258. Based upon the issues identified, the BLM will assess the appropriate level of environmental analysis and documentation.
Project Location:
Coyote Buttes North where the geologic feature known as the Wave is located.
 
Project Lead:  Brandon Boshell    
Phone Number:  (435) 688-3241    
Email Address:  blm_az_vcnm_pcvc_comments@blm.gov    
Office(s):  Vermilion Cliffs NMON Lead Office:  Vermilion Cliffs NMON
Counties:  Coconino    
 
Program(s):  Recreation and Visitor Services Subprogram(s):  None
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Documents: 
Scoping Documents
Document Name Release Date Available Formats Public Participation
Scoping Letter 05/08/2019 Final Scoping Letter 5-8-2019.pdf (432 KB) 
News Release 05/08/2019 050819NewsreleaseBLMseekspubliccommentforPCVC.pdf (50 KB) 
 

Last Updated:  05/14/2019 17:10:38 MDT