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La Sal Mountains – FULL

The Land The Manti-La Sal National Forest covers more than 1.2 million acres (4,900 km2) and is located in the central and southeastern parts of Utah and the extreme western part of Colorado. The La Sal Mountains are located south/southeast of Moab, Utah in Grand and San Juan Counties. The name of the range dates to Spanish times, when […]

Elk Ridge – FULL

The Land With the designation of Bears Ears National Monument on December 28th, 2016, a new layer of protection was granted to some of the most spectacular places in southern Utah. There is Cedar Mesa, with its incredible canyons running toward the San Juan River. There is White Canyon to the west of Natural Bridges. […]

Deep Creek Mountains – FULL

The Land The Deep Creek Mountains, officially the Deep Creek Range (Goshute: Pi'a-roi-ya-bi), are a mountain range in the Great Basin located in extreme western Tooele County and Juab County, Utah, in the western United States. The range trends north-south, 84% in Utah and 16% in Nevada, and is mainly composed of granite. Multiple canyons feature perennial creeks running west to […]

Grand Staircase-Escalante: Circle Cliffs 2

The Land The 1.7 million-acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is an extraordinary landscape. The monument is world renowned for its remarkable paleontological discoveries, stunning scenery, and outstanding recreational opportunities. Local communities have benefited with significant increases in tourism, new businesses, population growth, and higher per capita income. Since its designation in 1996, Grand Staircase-Escalante has […]

Grand Staircase-Escalante: Northern Reaches 2

The Land The 1.7 million-acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is an extraordinary landscape. The monument is world renowned for its remarkable paleontological discoveries, stunning scenery, and outstanding recreational opportunities. Local communities have benefited with significant increases in tourism, new businesses, population growth, and higher per capita income. Since its designation in 1996, Grand Staircase-Escalante has […]

West Desert WSAs 2

The Land Utah’s West Desert is a remote, sprawling collection of magnificent landscapes containing a series of distinctive “island” ranges including the Deep Creek Mountains, the House Range, the Wah-Wahs, Notch Peak, and more. Spanning several counties and hundreds of miles of remote roads, many of the regions spectacular features are protected as wilderness study areas […]

Lost Spring WSA

The Land Lost Spring Canyon is the northernmost unit of Arches National Park. This 3,140-acre area was added to the park in 1998. The Bureau of Land Management administered the area as a Wilderness Study Area since 1985, though Lost Spring Canyon had been grazed for years. When it was added to Arches, the Grand […]

Westwater Canyon WSA – National Public Lands Day Volunteer Appreciation Rivertrip

The Land The Westwater Canyon WSA spans the Westwater Canyon portion of the Colorado River with the eastern two-thirds of these protected lands located in the Dolores Triangle. Major tributary canyons on the east side of the river include Little Dolores, Marble, and Star canyons. A short box canyon, Little Hole, and a rincon (Big […]

Grand Staircase-Escalante: Southern Wilds 2

The Land The 1.7 million-acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is an extraordinary landscape. The monument is world renowned for its remarkable paleontological discoveries, stunning scenery, and outstanding recreational opportunities. Local communities have benefited with significant increases in tourism, new businesses, population growth, and higher per capita income. Since its designation in 1996, Grand Staircase-Escalante has […]

Bears Ears Region 2

The Land With the designation of Bears Ears National Monument on December 28th, 2016, a new layer of protection was granted to some of the most spectacular places in southern Utah. There is Cedar Mesa, with its incredible canyons running toward the San Juan River. There is White Canyon to the west of Natural Bridges. […]

University of Utah Alternative Break Stewardship Day

The Partnership Every year our Stewardship Program partners with the University of Utah's Bennion Center to provide an in-field Stewardship Day to teach students about wilderness, public lands, land management and the nitty-gritty of practical land-restoration strategies. This is an opportunity exclusively for students attending a University of Utah Alternative Break Program.  The Work Illegal […]

West Desert WSAs 3

The Land Utah’s West Desert is a remote, sprawling collection of magnificent landscapes containing a series of distinctive “island” ranges including the Deep Creek Mountains, the House Range, the Wah-Wahs, Notch Peak, and more. Spanning several counties and hundreds of miles of remote roads, many of the regions spectacular features are protected as wilderness study areas […]

Dolores Triangle

The Land Near to the border of Colorado and Utah, relative to the confluence of the Dolores and Colorado Rivers, and in one of the more remote reaches of BLM land under purview of the BLM’s Canyon Country District Office, the Dolores Triangle is home to a variety of protected species of flora and fauna. […]

Canyon Country WSAs 3

The Land A multitude of wilderness study area's constitute Moab’s periurban wilderness – magnificent in their scope despite an onslaught of pressures from the nearby community’s thriving recreation industry. Vast proposed wildernesses features are cut by canyons drawn by perennial streams and ephemeral washes, lush with riparian vegetation. Pinyon-juniper forest fills out the higher elevations, […]

Poison Spring Canyon

The Land South of the San Rafael Reef reside a conglomerate of magnificent landscapes cut by rivers and split by deep networks of canyons. From the Dirty Devil to the Henry Mountains to Factory Butte, these lands feature a diverse array of wilderness-quality lands. Poison Springs tracks from the Henry Mountains toward the Dirty Devil […]