Canyon Country Stewardship Training
February 25, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm UTC-6
Transform your recreation into stewardship!
The rapid growth of Utah’s recreation economy is profoundly impacting our public lands. Across Grand County’s wilderness study areas there is need to ensure that user activities do not result in unchecked impacts to natural and cultural resources.
SUWA’s Stewardship 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 Grand County. Become involved with our public lands monitoring initiative, increase our on-the-ground presence across Utah, and help us directly counter increasing impacts to our wild places.
Join us on Saturday, February 25th for this informative training.
Classroom Session: 9:00AM to 12:00pm at the BLM’s Canyon Country Field Office
Training Hike: 12:30pM to 2:00pm in the Mill Creek Canyon WSA
- Learn the character and location of Grand County’s wilderness-quality lands.
- 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 Grand and San Juan County residents willing and able to commit to a minimum annual monitoring hike quota. Stewards receive annual monitoring assignments matched to the volunteer.