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Washington County Wilderness Project I
October 29 - October 30
The wilderness lands of Washington County, Utah are diverse and extensive. Through the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, Congress designated approximately 129,300 acres of BLM-managed public lands as wilderness in Washington County. The BLM’s St. George Field Office manages nearly 132,000 acres of designated wilderness in 15 wilderness areas ranging in size from the 32-acre Taylor Creek Wilderness to the 44,530-acre Canaan Mountain Wilderness. For the past half decade, SUWA’s Stewardship Program has provided wilderness monitoring and hands-on volunteerism to assist the BLM in its management of wilderness resources.
A comprehensive itinerary will be provided to registered volunteers.
- Friday, October 28th: Early arrival + Campout
- Saturday, October 29th: Day 1 + Orientation
- Sunday, October 30th: Day 2 + Completion
Level 2 – Our most common trip incorporates mid- to heavy-lifting, work in remote landscapes at varying elevations, an increased diversity of tool use, and an emphasis on physical fitness and hiking competency.
Camping & Meals
Volunteers will camp at a location TBD. Specific location will be indicated in the Welcome Letter provided to registered volunteers.
A dinner is provided during the project, as well as snacks throughout the weekend.
Participants are responsible for their own food, water and camping gear as well as transportation to and from the project site(s). Volunteers should plan to be away from camp all day each of the work days. A recommended pack list will be sent along with the project Welcome Letter two weeks prior to the start date.
A Volunteer Agreement is required for this project.
When we have received your form, you will receive a confirmation e-mail within 5 working days of submission. The confirmation e-mail will indicate whether you have been placed on the “project roster” or a “waiting list.”
Three weeks before the start of the trip, you will receive an RSVP to confirm your participation. Individuals on the Waitlist will be contacted if spaces open due to cancellation.
Two weeks before the project start date, registered and confirmed participants will receive a Welcome Letter, with a comprehensive itinerary, including: driving instructions, a Project Map (for mobile devices), a notification about carpools and/or caravans, and additional information in a Pre-Departure email.
If you have any questions at any point throughout the process, please don’t hesitate to contact our program coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org or (435) 259-9151.