The meetings were intended to solicit public input regarding development of the Book Cliffs
Travel Management Area Plan and Environmental Assessment.
As much as 30 inches of snow was expected in northern Utah as weather warnings were issued for the Wasatch Mountains, the Western Uinta Mountains, Book Cliffs
and Wasatch Plateau as well as the central and southern mountains, (http://www.
Coal Canyon Trail, Little Book Cliffs
Wild Horse Range HIKE Just east of Grand Junction, bands of wild horses roam the flanks of Mt.
His son Orion also went solo into the Book Cliffs
at the age of 16, riding for a week on a horse named Ranger, and Orion also got lost and into trouble and out of it.
Luckier still, I took a big velvet muley the first morning ofthe hunt and that meant I could hang around the Book Cliffs
Mountain camp the rest of the hunt and meet many of the 30 or so bowhunters based there.
Other trips go to Montana's Lewis and Clark Line to examine the tectonic evolution of crustal-scale flower structures in the Rocky Mountains; to the Questa molybdenum mine in New Mexico for an overview of a USGS project designed to estimate pre-mining groundwater chemistry; and to the Book Cliffs
of Utah to better understand the Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway.
It is a carefully protected sliver of land just shy of the Green River and Desolation Canyon that is hidden behind a fortress of rock known as the Book Cliffs
The barite occurrence from the Book Cliffs
north of Grand Junction in Mesa County, western Colorado, has been known since the 1940s, and is noteworthy for water-clear crystals.
In Utah, the Bureau of Land Management wants to open 2 million acres of the spectacular Book Cliffs
region--including many potential wilderness areas--to oil and gas exploration.
The drive was wonderful, miles and miles of mountains and cliffs, called Book Cliffs
because they look like books in a bookcase.
Advocates contend there would be enough land for grizzlies if natural ecosystems in the Uintas along with the Bear River Range to the northwest and the Book Cliffs
to the south were protected and restored.
The Bureau of Land Management invites the public to participate in the development of the Book Cliffs
Travel Management Area Plan and Environmental Assessment (TMP/EA).