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APA Utah Fall Conference Speaker

Matthew Cazier

Community Development Director
Uintah County

Matt Cazier was born and raised in Liberty, Utah. He graduated from Weber High School and then went to college at Weber State University where he obtained a BA in Geography with an urban planning emphasis. Matt has been employed in the planning profession for 19 years. Matt was appointed as the community development director for Uintah County in 2006. Prior to that appointment he served as the land use planner for the city of Belleville, Illinois, and as an intern for Ogden City. Matt enjoys water skiing, taking care of his yard, cooking, and spending time with his wife and two children.


Buckskin Hills Recreation Complex and Gun Range Tour »

2023 Spring Conference, May 12, 2023 10:15 am

Uintah County applied for a land grant from the BLM for the purpose of building a shooting range and a motorized recreation facility. The county applied for the land grant under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes Act. The application included plans to develop over 2000 acres of land into a multiple-use recreation park and a shooting range, which would all be managed by Uintah County. The patents for the property were given to Uintah County on the condition that the county would follow certain stipulations regarding the use of the land. Uintah County has since sought to develop the property in accordance with the patents. The property, which was named “Buckskin Hills”, is now a common place for outdoor recreation activities, shooting guns, and other events. This Mobile tour will deal with how the land was obtained from the BLM and how the County is working with user groups to develop the property in accordance with the conditions placed on the property by the BLM. The tour will include both the shooting range and the recreation complex.

Gun Ranges »

2023 Spring Conference, May 12, 2023 9:25 am

Many communities struggle to locate gun ranges in or near their jurisdictions to serve the public and law enforcement personnel. Payson City is currently attempting to acquire federal land in Utah County for such purposes. Learn in this session from Payson's experience and the experience of Uintah County; which was successful in acquiring land from the Bureau of Land Management for the Buckskin Hills Shooting Range and a variety of other recreation facilities. This session is the perfect lead-in to the Buckskin Hills field tour offered later in the day.

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