On March 12, 2019 President Donald Trump signed into law the  John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act. The act addresses public lands issues in several states, including Utah. On September 10-12, 2019 the Bureau of Land Management, Green River District, conducted open houses throughout the Basin to educate the public on the act and to address concerns. 

There are 3 areas of the Uintah Basin that are primarily affected by the legislation. They include the John Wesley Powell National Conservation Area the McCoy Flats Mountain Bike Trail System and the Ashley Springs Land Conveyance. 

Management plans will be developed for the designated areas and the public will be invited to contribute their comments at that time. For more information call the BLM Green River District Office at (435) 781-4400. To view an interactive map or PDF maps of the Dingell Act designations, visit www.blm.gov/maps/frequently-requested/utah.

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