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Changes Proposed for Desolation and Gray Canyon Permitting

Posted: 10/30/2012
By: Megan Hooker

The Bureau of Land Management is currently receiving comments on proposed changes to the river permitting system for the Desolation and Gray Canyons of Utah's Green River. Currently, the permitting system for private boaters is on a first-come, first-serve call in reservation process. The proposed system would change to an online lottery, housed on If approved, private lottery applications for the 2013 season would be accepted between December 1, 2012 and January 31, 2013. The fee structure would also change. A summary of the plan can be found with the River Management Society, and the Draft Plan can be found in its entirety at the BLM Price Field Office

Comments about the proposed system are due November 10, 2012. If you'd like to weigh in, send your comments to the BLM Price Field Office, 125 South 600 West, Price, UT 84501, or via e-mail to with "river business plan comment" in the subject line. 





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