The Bureau of Land Management has received a nomination from the oil and gas industry to open a lease auction on two BLM land parcels that cover parts of the 10.5-mile trail and the adjacent Sand Flats Recreation Area. A public comment period opens Feb. 20.
The iconic Slickrock Trail and environs are not in imminent danger from oil and gas development — if the industry and others step up to oppose proposed extraction leases on the area, said Ashely Korenblat, a bike industry veteran and managing director of Moab-based nonprofit Public Land Solutions. Read more about what is going on in this Bicycle Retailer article.
Then take action to protect this iconic mountain biking trail!
Businesses interested in signing a letter written to U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt to oppose the plan to lease BLM Land that Moab’s Slickrock Trail is on can follow this link to add their signature: https://publiclandsolutions.org/slickrock-trail/
We have not found any Moab Slickrock Trail specific petitions for individuals to sign, but this petition is opposing drilling in all national Parks: http://chng.it/SpytrqFfMz
Here’s another article on The Great Dismantling of America’s National Parks.
Moab’s Slickrock Trail spared from energy leasing as BLM withdraws plans. Read on:
Editors note: Post revised 2/27/20