The BLM is offering a monetary reward for information leading to the identification of those responsible for vandalism in the potholes recreation site in Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area. The vandalism consists of more than 50 illustrations, words, and abbreviations spray-painted on rocks between the parking area and the swimming holes. It likely occurred sometime between June 25 and June 29.
"The BLM and our neighbors and visitors have an equal responsibility to ensure that we are all good stewards of our public lands," said Collin Ewing, National Conservation Area manager. "The potholes are a popular destination and we encourage all visitors to leave the area in better condition than they found it."
BLM law enforcement is actively investigating the incident and is working to determine the cost and scope of cleanup efforts.
Anyone with information about this vandalism should contact BLM law enforcement at 970-244-3111.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.