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The Green and Colorado Comprehensive Management Plan Development and Mineral Leasing Plan

May 09, 2018
by John Weisheit

Foreground is Gray Canyon and background is Desolation Canyon
Foreground is Gray Canyon and background is Desolation Canyon


Green and Colorado CMP and MLP Project Website

The Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands (FFSL) is developing the first comprehensive management plans (CMPs) for state-owned, sovereign land sections of the Colo­rado and Green Rivers, and updating the existing Mineral Leasing Plan (MLP) for these sovereign lands in  Uintah, Grand, Emery, Wayne, Garfield, Kane, and San Juan Counties. Utah Admin Code R652-2-100 authorizes FFSL to prescribe land management objectives for sovereign lands. The beds of navigable waters within the state, including portions of the Green and Colorado River, are owned by the state but held in trust for the public. FFSL is required to ensure that all uses on, beneath, or above the bed of the Green and Colorado Rivers are regulated to ensure the protection of navigation, fish and wildlife habitat, aquatic beauty, public recreation and water quality. The development of a comprehensive management plan will help to ensure that FFSL maintains clear and consistent guidance regarding the management of the Green and Colorado River resources. The development of a specific minerals resource management plan will allow FFSL to implement detailed guidelines on resource development on sovereign lands.

Public Involvement
We welcome your input throughout the planning process. During the months of March and April 2018, FFSL will present information regarding the CMP and MLP process and seek public participation at open house meetings in each county that contains state-owned sovereign land sections of the rivers. Please attend the open house most convenient for you. If you cannot attend a meeting in person, you may also make comments via the project website. Please visit the project website for more details.

Green and Colorado CMP and MLP Project Website


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