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Lyman Family Farm Corporation's Land Purchases Near Canyonlands, Bluff, Zion Draw Public Concern

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Wednesday’s auction of state trust lands in Utah netted $5.5 million for schools and other trust beneficiaries, but drew concern from conservationists, hunters, and others concerned about public access to the newly privatized parcels.

Among the tracts sold were 391 acres of red rock on Comb Ridge near Bluff, 180 acres 2 miles west of Highway 191 on the road to Canyonlands National Park, and 200 acres adjacent to Zion National Park. A corporation called Lyman Family Farm, headquartered in South Jordan, Utah, bought all three for a total of $2.5 million, and other lands as well. The company’s plans for the parcels are unknown.

Gail Binkly is a career journalist who has worked for the Colorado Springs Gazette and Cortez Journal. She is currently a freelance writer as well as the editor of the Four Corners Free Press, based in Cortez.
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