CEDAR CITY — A public open house will be held to discuss a recreation plan for the Old Spanish Trail.

The Bureau of Land Management-Utah Cedar City Field Office will host the event Aug. 19 at the Southern Utah University Gerald R. Sherratt Library, Room 002, from 2-5 p.m.

Interns from SUU and Utah State University are working with the Old Spanish Trail Association, Iron County Tourism, State Institutional Trust Lands Administration and the BLM on a plan for a recreational trail that follows the historical Old Spanish Trail.

The BLM interns will lead the open house discussion, describing to attendees the design plan and highlights of the trail system.

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"Helping build public land stewards by offering students internships and opportunities to assist with projects like the Old Spanish Trail recreation plan provides real-world experience and helps achieve land-use objectives," said Dave Jacobson, BLM recreation planner.

The trail design includes information kiosks, trailheads, and motorized and non-motorized routes. The trail also features a stop at a soon to be constructed Old Spanish Trail Museum in Enoch. The trail extends 80 miles from Circleville to Enterprise.

For additional project-specific information, contact Jacobson at 435-865-3010.