The current and future use of off-road vehicles on some 2 million acres of Bureau of Land Management property in Salt Lake and Tooele counties will be the focus of a study being initiated by the BLM.

Four public workshops have been scheduled to get comments and ideas for use in determining the scope of the study, which will lead to a use plan for the affected areas. Howard Hedrick, a BLM area manager, said this will be the public's opportunity to present ideas and opinions they want to see addressed.Workshops begin March 21 at the Stateline Hotel and Convention Center (Cobb Room) in Wendover. The workshop moves to the Utah Department of Natural Resource auditorium, 1636 W. North Temple, on March 22. The workshop is also scheduled March 28 at Payson City hall, 439 W. Utah Ave., and on March 30 at Tooele Junior High, 411 W. Vine St.

All meetings will begin at 7 p.m. Those unable to attend the workshops can send written suggestions to the Salt Lake District Office, 2370 S. 23rd West, Salt Lake City, 84119.