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Cedar Mountain Wilderness Stewardship Project – Fall

The Land The Cedar Mountain Wilderness is located in northwestern Utah. The vegetation on the upper elevations is dominated by junipers, hence the name. The Cedar Mountain Wilderness includes more than half of the 180,000 acres (730 km2) Cedar Mountain Herd Management Area, where feral horses have grazed since they were introduced in the late 19th century.  A survey […]

Washington County Wilderness Project I

The Land 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 […]

Washington County Wilderness Project II

The Land 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 […]

Canyon Country Stewardship Training

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 resources. SUWA’s Stewardship Program works every year to remediate, rehabilitate, and reclaim impacts to the […]

Mill Creek Canyon WSA

The Land The Mill Creek Canyon wilderness study area is Moab’s periurban wilderness – magnificent in its scope despite an onslaught of pressures from the nearby community’s thriving recreation industry. The proposed wilderness features a series of canyons cut by perennial streams and ephemeral washes, lush with riparian vegetation. Pinyon-juniper forest fills out the higher […]

Emery County Wilderness – Spring

The Land On March 12, 2019, the Emery County Public Land Management Act was signed into law as the John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act. As part of that act, the Emery County Public Land Management Act protected 663,000 acres of public lands as designated wilderness, including acreage in Muddy Creek, Desolation […]

Cedar Mesa Stewardship Project

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. […]

Book Cliffs

The Land Between Price, Utah and Grand Junction, Colorado, Highway 6 and Interstate 70 cross 170 miles of barren and windswept terrain. The drive would be lonely but for a constant companion: the thousand-foot-high wall of the Book Cliffs that parallels the highway just to the north. Winding for 250 miles across Utah and Colorado, it […]

Circle Cliffs I

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 – South

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 […]

Dirty Devil WSA

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, these lands feature a diverse array of qualifying wilderness as yet undesignated. The Work We will work to manage for travel and camping […]

Cedar Mesa

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. […]

Hole-in-the-Rock

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 Archaeology

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 […]

The West Desert

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 […]

La Sal Mountains

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 […]

Bears Ears Wilderness

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 […]

Bears Ears Wilderness II

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

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 […]

Westwater Canyon 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 […]

Circle Cliffs II

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 […]

Emery County Wilderness II

The Land On March 12, 2019, the Emery County Public Land Management Act was signed into law as the John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act. As part of that act, the Emery County Public Land Management Act protected 663,000 acres of public lands as designated wilderness, including acreage in Muddy Creek, Desolation […]

North Escalante Canyons

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 […]

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 a hotbed for non permitted off-road vehicle travel. The Work Our […]

Washington County Wilderness

The Land Adjacent to the southeast boundary of Zion National Park, Canaan Mountain Wilderness is comprised of approximately 44,500 acres of public land in Washington County. In this wilderness, an 8-by-10-mile block of Navajo Sandstone, bounded by 2,000-foot-high cliffs, has been sculpted by wind and water over time into a landscape of soaring cliff walls, natural arches, and […]

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, these lands feature a diverse array of qualifying wilderness as yet undesignated. The Work We will address graffiti impacts through a series of […]