BLM Seeks Nominations for San Rafael Swell Recreation Area Advisory Board

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PRICE, Utah – The Bureau of Land Management invites nominations for the San Rafael Swell Recreation Area Advisory Board (Board), which makes recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior for the management of these unique public lands in East Central Utah. The Board is made up of seven people from diverse backgrounds and these appointments will fill one vacant position, as well as two member terms that are due to expire this fall.

The John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, Section 1223, directed the Secretary of the Interior to establish the board to help prepare and implement the management plan for the San Rafael Swell recreation area. Congress established the San Rafael Swell Recreation Area to provide protection, conservation, and enhancement of the recreational, cultural, natural, scenic, wildlife, ecological, historic, and educational resources of the area. Board members serve a three-year term.

As published in the Federal Register, the BLM will consider applications received through August 18, 2022. Applications are being accepted for the following positions:
• An elected leader of a federally recognized tribe that has significant cultural or historical ties to and expertise in the landscape, archaeological sites, or cultural sites in the recreation area;
• A representative of motorized recreational users; and
• A representative of non-motorized recreational users.

Individuals can nominate themselves or others to serve on the Board. Applicants will be evaluated based on their training, education and knowledge of the San Rafael Swell Recreation Area. Applications should include a reference letter or letters, a completed application and any other information relating to the applicant’s qualifications. The application form can be downloaded at https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/1120-019_0.pdf.

Applications should be postmarked or emailed by August 18, 2022 and should be sent to Lance Porter, Green River District Manager, BLM Green River District Office, 170 South 500 East, Vernal , UT 84078, Attn: San Rafael Swell Advisory Council Nominations, or email [email protected] with the subject line “San Rafael Swell Advisory Council Nominations.”

For more information, contact Angela Hawkins, Public Affairs Specialist, Green River District BLM, phone: (435) 781-2774; email: [email protected] Please contact us for reasonable accommodations to participate.

The San Rafael Swell Recreation Area encompasses approximately 217,000 acres of public land managed by BLM. The “Swell” features magnificent badlands of wildly eroded, brightly colored sandstone formations, deep canyons, and giant slabs of stone tilted vertically by massive geological upheaval. Visitors discover petroglyphs and rich history, while enjoying hiking, biking, 4×4 driving, horseback riding, canyoning and river running. Cedar Mountain Day Use Lookout offers scenic views, and the Little Grand Canyon Pictogram Sign and Buckhorn Wash are popular stops. Learn more at https://www.blm.gov/visit/san-rafael-swell-recreation-area.

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