Description of Program and/or Project a. Background: The Arizona Strip District has been working with an interpretive association since 1994. We require an interpretive association to assist with providing information to the public in the St. George and Kanab, Utah areas. The Arizona Strip District (BLM), St. George Field Office Project (1) (BLM), and Kanab Field Office (BLM) Project (2) require the services of interpretive association(s) to provide public information and respond to public inquiries in BLM offices in St. George, Kanab, and at the Paria Contact Station. This assistance agreement will provide the various interpretive services necessary to conduct day-to-day business with the public in selling and producing interpretive products and programs, directing volunteers and employees to provide information and directions to the public and serving as the agenciesĂ˘ÂżÂż intermediary with the public. b. Objectives: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Arizona Strip District (including the Arizona Strip Field Office Vermilion Cliffs National Monument and the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument) and the St. George Field Office require a cooperating interpretive association and will enter into an assistance agreement (AA) with an interpretive association (IA) to assist and support the BLMs educational and interpretive activities and programs by providing educational products and services to the public through interpretive and educational programs, volunteer programs, and retail sales. The IA may also assist the BLM with fee collection and other appropriate projects. The IA will provide services in an interagency visitor center. The BLM and other agencies manage public lands in southern Utah and northern Arizona which incorporate world-renowned scenic vistas, designated wilderness areas, national trails, national monuments, national conservation areas, as well as other natural and cultural resources of interest to the American public. These areas include: Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument; Vermilion Cliffs National Monument; Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Area; Red Cliffs National Conservation Area; the Arizona National Scenic Trail; the Old Spanish National Historic Trail; and eligible and suitable wild and scenic river segments of the Paria and Virgin rivers. This astounding landscape requires focused efforts to provide conservation, interpretation, stewardship and educational materials through applicable agreements between agencies and cooperating interpretive associations.