BLM is seeking public comments for a proposed supplementary rule that would help implement a decision to permanently restrict certain roped activities on 31 acres in the Corona Arch hiking focus area and 7 acres in the Gemini Bridges area. Restricted activities would include, but are not limited to, ziplining, highlining, slacklining, rock climbing, rappelling, and rope swinging. Both areas would remain open to other forms of recreation such as hiking, horseback riding, and photography. BLM underwent two extensive project planning efforts that included out reach to the public, before issuing a decision May 5, 2016 to permanently restrict roped activities in these areas. The next step in implementing this decision is developing supplementary rules for these restrictions that will be incorporated into BLM regulations.
The proposed rules are included below and will publish in the federal register on Oct. 31, 2016. Comments will be accepts through Dec. 30, 2016. To submit comments scroll down and click on the "Comments" button on the bottom right hand side of this page. You may also email comments to the following address:
Bureau of Land Management
Attn: Proposed Supplementary Rules
82 East Dogwood
Moab, Utah 84532
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