The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Salt Lake Field Office is considering the designation of 17,927 acres of public lands in Fivemile Pass, located in Utah and Tooele Counties, as a special area with a fee-based, daily-use permit system that will allow for recreation developments and improvements to meet changing visitor needs.

The BLM is proposing a recreational use permit priced at $10 per vehicle per day and an annual pass at $80 per vehicle that is valid one year from the date of purchase. The annual pass would include access to both Fivemile Pass and Knolls Special Recreation Management Area. The draft Environmental Assessment (EA) proposes future recreation improvements at Fivemile Pass, such as a youth OHV riding area, group campsites, equestrian trailhead/campground, public access routes/trails, additional OHV staging areas, additional restrooms, road improvements, increased signage, and site-host campsites.

The public is invited to comment on both the draft proposal, EA and draft Business Plan during a public comment period that will begin on July 28 and end on August 27, 2020. Interested members of the public, local governments, tribal members, organizations, and other stakeholders are encouraged to provide input during this public comment period. All comments must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on August 27, 2020, on the BLM website.

Interested members of the public are invited to attend a virtual public meeting for the project via Zoom on August 6, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. To register for the virtual meeting, please visit the BLM website.