Bear Lake Comprehensive Management Plan Update
The Utah Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands (FFSL) has updated the comprehensive management plan (CMP) for the state-owned, sovereign land sections of Bear Lake, specifically the sections of the lake in Rich County, Utah. The ordinary high water mark (OHWM) of Bear Lake is generally recognized to be at 5,923.65 feet above mean sea level. The bed of Utah’s part of Bear Lake lying below the OHWM is sovereign land. Utah Admin Code R652-2-100 authorizes FFSL to prescribe land management objectives for sovereign lands. The beds of navigable waters within the state are owned by the state but held in trust for the public. FFSL is required to ensure that all uses on, beneath or above the bed of Bear Lake are regulated to protect navigation, fish and wildlife habitat, aquatic beauty, public recreation, and water quality. The updated comprehensive management plan will ensure that FFSL follows clear and consistent guidance on the management of Bear Lake’s resources.
For additional information or questions regarding sovereign land at Bear Lake, please contact Rowdy Jensen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 435-752-8701.
Record of Decision Issued for the Bear Lake Comprehensive Management Plan
The Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands is excited to announce the completion of the update to the Bear Lake Comprehensive Management Plan. The Record of Decision for the Bear Lake Comprehensive Management Plan has been executed by the Division. Your administrative appeal rights can be found in the Record of Decision or in Utah Administrative Code R652-9.