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MONTICELLO, Utah (AP) -- The Bureau of Land Management will close a two square mile block of public lands bordering the town of Bluff.
A new travel limitation order will close just over 18-hundred acres to off-highway vehicles under the jurisdiction of the B-L-M's Monticello Field Office.
However, the land is currently open to cross-country travel.
B-L-M officials cited impacts to cultural resources and complaints from residents as the reason for closing the public land to O-H-Vs.
The travel restrictions will remain in effect until O-H-V travel can be addressed throughout the county.
The Monticello Field Office is currently in the "alternative development" phase of the planning process. They expect to release a draft plan in September.
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