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2021 Washington County Wilderness Stewardship Training
May 6, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-6
Transform your recreation into stewardship!
Across Washington County’s designated wilderness areas there is a need to ensure that user activities do not result in unchecked impacts to natural and cultural resources. The rapid growth of Utah’s recreation economy is profoundly impacting our public lands.
SUWA’s Service Program works every year to remediate, rehabilitate, and reclaim impacts to the wilderness character of our public lands. Help us accomplish our goals by becoming a part of our Wilderness Stewardship Program in Washington County. Become involved with our public lands monitoring initiative, increase our on-the-ground presence across Utah, and help us directly counter increasing threats to our wild places.
Join us virtually the evening of Thursday, May 6th and then in the filed on Saturday, May 8th to train as a volunteer Wilderness Steward with SUWA!
- Learn the history and on-the-ground reality of Washington County wilderness
- Train in the tools and technology of wilderness monitoring, with an emphasis on natural and cultural resources.
- Train hands-on to monitor your public lands. Learn how to navigate, identify, and collect data to improve practical management, and how to “read the landscape” for impacts – from motorized to mechanized and more.
- Conduct annual monitoring hikes based on need, assignment, and the latest field data.
The training is open to all Washington County and adjacent residents willing and able to commit to a minimum annual monitoring hike quota. Wilderness Stewards receive annual monitoring assignments matched to the volunteer.