Utah Division of
Forestry, Fire & State Lands

Utah Department of Natural Resources

Green/Colorado Rivers Plans

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

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 Colo¬≠rado 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.

Green and Colorado CMP and MLP Project Website

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. The meetings will be held in:

Date Time Location
Uintah County
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 6 pm to 8 pm Uintah County Library 
in Vernal
Kane County
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 6 pm to 8 pm Kanab City Library
in Kanab
Garfield County
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 6 pm to 8 pm Escalante Senior Center
in Escalante
Wayne County
Thursday, April 12, 2018  6 pm to 8 pm Hanksville EMS Building
in Hanksville
San Juan County
Tuesday, April 17, 2018  6 pm to 8 pm San Juan County Admin Bldg
in Monticello
Grand County
Wednesday, April 18, 2018  6 pm to 8 pm Grand County High School Auditorium in Moab
Emery County
Thursday, April 19, 2018  6 pm to 8 pm John Wesley Powell Museum
in Green River

Current Mineral Leasing Plans