San Juan County, Utah. Nowhere else will you find such diversity!
Canyons, desert, rivers, mountains and lakes as well as past and present Native
American cultures create the Canyon Country of San Juan County.
County Resource Management Plan
San Juan County is amending its general plan to add policy about land use
and natural resource management in a Resource Management Plan. A Resource
Management Plan (RMP) is a component of the general or master plan each
county is required to prepare to provide guidelines for the present and
future needs of the county. The Utah State Legislature recently updated the
state code regarding general plans (HB 323 and HB 219) and now requires
every county to address natural resources on the public lands within a
county in an RMP.
The RMP will be based on the needs and preferences of a county, its
residents and property owners. The plan will identify local knowledge and
develop management objectives and policies related to natural resources. It
will be the County’s basic document for management of the public lands and
the basis for communicating and coordinating with other land management
agencies on land and resource management issues.
Draft objectives and policies for land use and resource management have
been developed from public opinion surveys completed last month. These
drafts will be presented at an open house on February 7 from 5 to 7 PM
at the Hideout Community Center, 648 Hideout Way, in Monticello. These
drafts and other information on the planning effort will also be available
on-line at sanjuancountyplan.org. Please tell us what you think about these
draft policies. Your comments can be sent to Nick Sandberg, County Planner,
PO Box 9, Monticello, Utah 84535 or email@example.com.
Comments can best be used if submitted by February 25, 2017.
Navajo Nation School Bus Routes in the News
Articles in the
Deseret News and
Salt Lake Tribune highlight the challenges facing Navajo school children as
they travel to and from school.
Latest on the Eastern Utah Public Lands Initiative
Commissioners meeting with the Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel,
please click here for audio.
Click here for the latest information from the
San Juan County Commission regarding the County's participation in Congressman
Bishop's public lands initiative. (pdf
To visit the Public Lands Initiative website, please
Bears Ears National Monument Proposal
For an in-depth report on the advisability of creating a Bears Ears National
Monument under the Antiquities Act, please
San Juan County Newsletter
Please click here for the latest San
Juan County newsletter.
ATV / OHV Trail System and Travel Plan
San Juan County has recently adopted an ATV Trail System as part of the
County's Travel Plan. Downloadable maps that can be used on your cell
phone or tablet are available here.
Bid and RFP and Public Notices
Request for Proposals:
Links to other San Juan County websites
San Juan County Economic Development
- Relocation and Economic Development Information.
San Juan County Visitor Services -
Travel and Recreation
San Juan County Sheriff
San Juan County Libraries
Historical Photographs -
Search and view historical photographs from San Juan County.
San Juan County Commission Meetings
Commission work meetings and regular Commission meetings are held on the 1st
and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. Commission work meetings begin at 9:00 A.M
with the Commission meeting following at 11:00 A.M. If Tuesday is a
holiday, the meeting will be held the preceding Monday. All meetings will
be held in the conference room of the Hideout Community Center at 648 Hideout
Way in Monticello, Utah.
If you would like to be on the Commission agenda, please contact Natalie
Freestone or Kelly Pehrson at (435)587-3225. All agenda items need to be
submitted by noon on the Thursday preceding Commission meeting.
Any documents or supporting information pertaining to the agenda item should
be faxed to (435)587-2447, also, by the Thursday noon deadline. It is
especially important that you submit supporting documentation for items
requiring Commission action.
The 2017 budget for San Juan County was approved in the County Commission
meeting on December 20, 2016. To view the budget, please click on the
Blue Mountain Shadows -
Magazine of San Juan County history and folklore. Published since 1986.