15 January 2016

Court Says BLM Must Survey Utah’s Red Rock Country for Cultural Artifacts

Court Says BLM Must Survey Utah’s Red Rock Country for Cultural Artifacts: For decades, the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has allowed four-wheelers and dirt bikes to carve up Utah’s red rock country—creating a spider’s web of dirt trails—without first ensuring that archaeological sites and artifacts from early Native American communities are identified and protected from damage and looting. As the result of a recent order from the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, this is about to change.