The Natural Resource Management Specialist position was recently created
with joint funding
from SUU Regional Services to:
Create, facilitate and manage the Iron County Natural Resource Advisory Council, which will also serve as the Iron County Resource Management Planningentity.
Develop and maintain the Iron County Resource Management Plan (CRMP), the natural resources section of the Iron County General Plan.
Develop monitoring system for all goals and objectives of the Iron CRMP.
Responsible for implementing the Iron CRMP.
Monitor, review, and report to County Board of Commissioners and other necessary county officials regarding all federal and state land and natural resource management agency proposals and environmental analyses that impact Iron County or Iron County interests.
Submit formal comment to agencies, as warranted, under direction of the Board of Commission and Natural Resource Advisory Council.
Serve as a representative for Iron County in formal Cooperating Agency agreements with federal agency projects of interest.
Meet all other participation expectations of and requisite reporting to the Board of Commissioners.
Responsible for building and maintaining positive and productive working relationships with all state and federal land and natural resource management agencies and personnel as well as with the general public and interest or advocacy groups working on or interested in natural resource issues in Iron County.
Responsible for public outreach, education and participation on behalf of the Iron County NR Advisory Council and other actions of the office.
Ensure public is informed of CRMP processes through public outreach, education, and information
Iron County Resource Management Plan
The Iron County Resource Management Plan (CRMP) was developed to facilitate cooperation and collaboration between the County and federal & state land management agencies in planning for natural resources in Iron County. The Iron CRMP was developed jointly with land management agencies and serves as the basis for future site and resource specific natural resources planning. It is the intent of the Iron County Board of Commissioners to include the plan as the Natural Resource Section of the Iron County General Plan when it is updated in the future.
To view the Iron County Resoruce Management Plan including a map, click here (PDF)
- Lake Powell Pipeline Project: The proposed Lake Powell Pipeline Project would divert 100,000 acre feet of water from Lake Powell to southern Utah, with Kane County receiving 10,000 acre feet, Washington County receiving 70,000 acre feet, and Iron County receiving 20,000 acre feet of water. The project is in the initial planning stage spearheaded by the Utah Division of Water Resources.
- Update of Iron Mines. This site gives the latest information on the iron mining project of Cedar City. http://www.ironbullmining.com/
Please check this website regularly for updates about county resource management planning and project implementation, the County’s new Natural Resource Advisory Council, meetings and other special events, formal county comments to agency proposals and projects, and other items related to the planning and management of natural resources in Iron County.
If you have questions, please contact:
Natural Resource Management Specialist
82 N 100 E, Ste 102
Cedar City, UT 84720
Fax: (435) 875-5359
Cedar City Economic Development
Color County Resource Conservation & Development CouncilFive County Association of GovernmentsUtah Farm Bureau FederationSouthwest Utah Planning Authorities Council
Governor's Office of Planning & Budget, State & Local Planning SectionGovernor’s Office of Economic Development, Rural Development, and the Governor’s Rural Partnership BoardGovernor’s Office of Public Lands Policy CoordinationUtah Department of Agriculture & Food
Utah Department of Natural Resources
Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands AdministrationSUU Regional ServicesUtah State University Extension ServicesUtah Association of Conservation Districts
Utah Association of Counties
DOI, Bureau of Land Management - Cedar City Field OfficeDOI, Cedar Breaks National Monument
USDA, Dixie National Forest
USDA, Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)
USDA Rural Development