The Final Green and Colorado Comprehensive Management Plan Development and Mineral Leasing PlanMay 09, 2018
Utah's Resource Development Coordinating Committee (RDCC) of the Public Lands Policy Coordination Office
- Projects (website & project search engine)
- Public Postcard
- Record of Decision for Colorado River
- Record of Decision for Green & Colorado Rivers
- Comprehensive Management Plan and ROD for Colorado River
- Mineral Leasing Plan and ROD for Green & Colorado Rivers
- Comprehensive Management Plan for Colorado River
- Mineral Leasing Plan for Green & Colorado Rivers
Green and Colorado Rivers Comprehensive Management Plans & Mineral Leasing Plan
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.
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.
Public comments for the Draft CMP are due on July 19, 2019
Comments can be submitted at the public meetings, online at the project website, or via e-mail to the addresses below:
It is anticipated that the final CMPs and MLP and Decision Document will be completed by December 2019.
- Press Release. Utah Department of Natural Resources.
- Draft CMP for Green and Colorado Rivers
- Draft CRMP for the Colorado River
- Draft for the Green River
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