The Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission has repeatedly expressed concern regarding an incident between a Bureau of Land Management employee and the creative team from the Lone Ranger at a filming site on July 6.
The conflict occurred when last minute changes were made regarding a film permit on BLM land in the Professor Valley area. The director wanted to move a set and have horsemen ride 50-abreast, rather than 50 horsemen riding two abreast. The BLM employee on site was concerned about how the changes would affect the cryptobiotic soil and vegetation. While the film crew was able to have all the changes they requested, they expressed frustration at how the issue was handled by the BLM employee.
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