BLM seeks information on vandalism incident near Moab

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking information to help identify the individual(s) who vandalized trailhead kiosks on public lands near Moab. This past weekend, someone deliberately cut down three large BLM wooden kiosks and knocked over a “Stop Highway Crossing” sign along State Highway 313.

Vandalism is illegal and disrespectful to everyone who uses these trails and costs valuable staff time and resources to repair. “We are particularly concerned because of the public safety hazard created by this

weekend’s vandalism as it destroyed important safety and trail information,” said Moab Field Manager Nicollee

Gaddis-Wyatt. “The BLM appreciates the concerned citizen who reported the incident and provided photographs, allowing us to act promptly.”

If you have information that can help the BLM with our investigation, please call the BLM Moab Law Enforcement team at (435) 259-2109. The BLM is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of those responsible.

The BLM is dedicated to protecting public lands. We appreciate that most members of the public strive to be good stewards of public resources. For tips on recreating responsibly, check out the seven principles of Leave No Trace at www.lnt.org/why/7-principles.

Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to leave a message or question. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Replies are provided during normal business hours.s

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $96 billion in sales of goods and services throughout the American economy in fiscal year 2017. These activities supported more than 468,000 jobs.