The Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR) celebrated the opening of its new Richfield Regional Complex located at 2031 South Industrial Park Road in Richfield with an official ribbon cutting ceremony.
The regional facility will primarily serve residents from Garfield, Juab, Millard, Sanpete, Sevier, Piute and Wayne counties. Additionally, Sevier River Basin water experts from the Division of Water Rights are stationed in Richfield. Residents from Iron and Kane counties with questions or concerns about the river basin are encouraged to also work through the new complex in Richfield.
The 8,000 sq. ft. complex is the fourth and final regional facility built by the department. Other regional offices are located in Vernal, Price and Cedar City and have proven to be both functional and cost efficient.
“The Richfield complex concludes our efforts to regionalize our services and increase convenience for the public. Building a permanent regional office reaffirms our commitment to the region,” said DNR Executive Director Mike Styler. “By centralizing our services we are able to be more effective and efficient with our resources. We can also save money long-term and improve functionality and collaboration between our divisions and partners.”
The regional complex will house employees from three DNR divisions, including Forestry, Fire and State Lands, Water Rights and Wildlife Resources. Additionally, the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food and Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) are leasing space in the facility.
“DNR has worked hard and with great efficiency to bring facilities and services to the communities of Utah that need them most. It’s wonderful to see a complex open in Richfield,” said State Rep. Carl Albrecht. A service model that improves convenience for families in rural Utah benefits the economy of south central Utah and allows the state to be more effective in how it serves our area.”