“The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is in the midst of a massive oil and gas lease sale in Utah. The September sale of 114,000 acres of wild lands in Utah will touch national parks, monuments, proposed wilderness and some of the prettiest red rock vistas in Utah.
One of the areas that will be impacted is the Old Spanish Historic Trail, an important and historically significant early North American trade route. Some 64 miles of the trail cross 36 of the 77 proposed lease parcels. Conservation groups have joined with history buffs to call for the removal of these 36 parcels from the sale.”