HECHO Commends Bureau of Land Management for the Approval of the Master Leasing Plan for the Moab Region in Utah

The following is a statement from Camilla Simon, Executive Director of Hispanics Enjoying Camping, Hunting, and the Outdoors (HECHO), on the approval by the Bureau of Land Management of the Moab Region Master Leasing Plan.

Photo courtesy of BLM Utah - Flickr

Photo courtesy of BLM Utah - Flickr

“The Moab Master Leasing Plan is the result of an unprecedented effort to engage diverse stakeholders, including local businesses, conservation organizations and the general public.” 

“The plan is a model of good governance and inclusion that helps protect and conserve public lands in Southeastern Utah, as well as to provide a path for economic development for communities by fostering outdoor recreation activities that generate more than $12 billion a year in revenue for the state economy. We look forward to its implementation and to replicating its success around the West.”