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Citation Label: UT23
Publication Name: Kanab Field Office: Record of Decision and Approved Resource Management Plan
Publication Type: Land Use Plan / NEPA Document
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Author Name: Bureau of Land Management
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Publication Year: 2008
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External Link: Final Plan.pdf

Local Source File: UT23-KanabFinalPlan.pdf
Annotation: "The Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) requires that the BLM “develop, maintain, and when appropriate, revise land use plans” (43 United States Code [U.S.C.] 1712(a)). The BLM has determined that it is necessary to revise existing land use plans (LUP) and prepare a new RMP for the KFO based on a number of new issues that have arisen since preparation of the existing plans. In general, the purpose of this RMP is to: • Ensure that public lands are being managed according to the principles of multiple use and sustained yield • Provide an overview of goals, objectives, and needs associated with public land management • Resolve multiple-use conflicts or issues between resource values and resource uses • Consolidate the existing five LUPs and their amendments. The resulting Kanab RMP will establish consolidated guidance and updated objectives and management actions for the public lands in the decision area. The RMP will be comprehensive in nature and will address issue categories that have been identified through agency, interagency, and public scoping efforts." (page 1)
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Ownership: FEDERAL - "This Record of Decision (ROD) approves the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) proposal to manage the public lands within the Kanab Field Office (KFO) ..." (page 1); " ... the BLM will make decisions only on lands that fall under BLM jurisdiction (including subsurface minerals)." (page 2) "The Approved RMP does not contain decisions for the mineral estates of land administered by the BLM Kanab Field Office for Forest Service lands located in the planning area, for lands under the jurisdiction of other Federal agencies, or for private or State-owned lands and minerals. RMP decisions for the surface estate only apply to BLM managed lands, even where these private or state lands are shown on a map included in the RMP." (page 16)