County Resource Management
Grand County General Plan Initiative
County Resource Management
Grand County General Plan Initiative
County Resource Management
Grand County General Plan Initiative
THE PLANNING COMMISSION RECOMMENDED FAVORABLE APPROVAL IN THEIR APRIL MEETING.  THE COUNTY COUNCIL WILL BE DISCUSSING THE DRAFT IN UPCOMING MEETINGS.
General Plan

What is this project about?

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) create Land and Resource Management Plans (LRMPs) as the basis for nearly all natural resource management policy and decision-making for federal lands. The Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) mandates that LRMPs are consistent with state and local plans “to the maximum extent… consistent with federal Law…”. FLPMA specifically states that:

  • -Local governments must have notice of agency activities;
  • -Agencies must keep apprised of local plans;
  • -Agencies must consider local plans;
  • -Local governments must be meaningfully involved; and,
  • -Agencies must make plans consistent with local plans.
Management Plan

What is a resource managment plan?

In light of these coordinating requirements, the State Legislature passed HB323, County Resource Management Planning (later updated by HB219). This bill requires counties to update their general plan to include a number of specific issues. The data that was used to develop this plan can be found here.

The Grand County CRMP is intended to identify and communicate local knowledge, goals and objectives, and management policies related to these resources, landscapes, and uses.

Management Plan

What is a resource managment plan?

In light of these coordinating requirements, the State Legislature passed HB323, County Resource Management Planning (later updated by HB219). This bill requires counties to update their general plan to include a number of specific issues.  The data collected for this project can be found here.

The Grand County CRMP is intended to identify and communicate local knowledge, goals and objectives, and management policies related to these resources, landscapes, and uses.

SURVEY

While all comments are welcomed, we are particularly interested in those from Grand County residents. Each icon below will lead you to a brief survey about that issue. Thank you for your comments on any or all of the following:

Air Quality

Water Quality & Hydrology

Economic Considerations

Riparian Areas

Water Rights

Recreation & Tourism

Energy

Mining

Mineral Resources

Wilderness

Livestock & Grazing

Cultural Archeological

Threatened, Endangered & Sensitive Species

Wildlife

Predator Control

Fisheries

Forest Management

Wetlands

Fire Management

Law Enforcement

Land Use

Agriculture

Irrigation

Ditches & Canals

Floodplains & River Terraces

Wild & Scenic Rivers

Land Access

PROCESS

1

DATA GATHERING

The first phase of this process is to gather resource and socio-economic data. This data was analyzed to identify those issues that drive the County.

2

RESOURCE PLANNING

Once the baseline is developed, more detailed information will be gathered for the County’s resources (such as water resources, energy, and recreation assets).

3

INFORMATION SYNTHESIS

Once all this information is gathered, it will be synthesized into policies and strategies that will be available for public comment.

4

PLAN ADOPTION

After the draft plan has been revised it will be presented to the Planning Commission. The commission will hold a public hearing(s) on the draft. Their findings will then be submitted as a recommendation to the County Commission. The Commission will then conduct hearings of their own, and if/when it is adopted, it becomes the guiding document for Grand County.

ZACHARIA LEVINE
Grand County Development Director
125 E Center St.
Moab, Utah 84532
435.259.1371
zlevine@grandcountyutah.net

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