Public Invited to Comment on Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry Building Replacement


Press Release

PRICE, UtahThe BLM Price Field Office today initiates a 15-day scoping comment period to gather public input on the Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry (CLDQ) building replacement project to fix drainage issues and prevent impacts to visitor experience and fossils. The BLM proposes to replace the two existing metal quarry buildings with one new structure and to construct a retaining wall upslope of the building.   

“Since its designation as the Jurassic National Monument (JNM), as part of the 2019 Dingell Act, the BLM has expanded its efforts to enhance the paleontological, scientific, educational, and recreational resources of the quarry by upgrading and adding displays at the visitor center and continuing excavations,” said Price Field Office Assistant Field Manager Kyle Beagley.   

“The public scoping period is an important part of the NEPA process where the public can help us identify any issues or concerns which should be addressed prior to starting the project,” said BLM Utah Planning and Environmental Specialist Bayley Wilmoth.  

JNM consists of approximately 850 acres administered by the BLM in Emery County, Utah. More than 12,000 fossil bones have been excavated at the quarry belonging to at least 70 individual dinosaurs. The quarry currently sources these resources to more than 65 museums worldwide as display specimens to educate the public. 

The BLM invites comments and feedback during this scoping period in the following ways: 

Bureau of Land Management 

Price Field Office 

Attn: Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry Building Replacement Project 

125 South 600 West 

Price, UT 84501  

The scoping period will remain open until June 6, 2024, and all comments should be submitted by 11:59 p.m. local time on this date. When providing feedback, please refer to “Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry Building Replacement Project.” 

For additional information about the CLDQ Building Replacement Project and the NEPA process, please contact the Price Field Office at 435-636-3600. 

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