What is a Resource Management Plan?
A Resource Management Plan 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 a Resource Management Plan (RMP). The RMP will be based on the needs and preferences of a county, its residents and property owners.
The San Juan County RMP identifies local knowledge and develops management objectives and policies related to natural resources. It is 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.
Data has been gathered and experts are being consulted to provide the best available information for this initiative. Objectives and policies adopted by the County in this plan have been informed by your (the citizen’s) input contributed through surveys and public open houses.