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Stewardship Program

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September 2022

Northern Utah Stewardship Project II

September 13 - September 14

The Land TBD The Work TBD Our Objective: To remediate the impacts of off-road vehicle travel and camping in northern Utah wilderness study areas. Itinerary A comprehensive itinerary will be provided to registered volunteers. Monday, September 12th: Early Arrival + Campout Tuesday, September 13th: Orientation + Day 1 Wednesday, September 14th: Day 2 + Completion Project Rating  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…

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Westwater Canyon – National Public Lands Day Volunteer Appreciation Project

September 17 - September 18

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 Hole) are the main features northwest of the river corridor. Up on the highlands, pinyon-juniper woodlands cover over half of the WSA, with the remaining…

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Grand Staircase-Escalante National Public Lands Day Weekend

September 23 - September 25

The Land The 1.7 million-acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is an extraordinary landscape. Over the last 20 years, Grand Staircase-Escalante has claimed its place as a crown jewel equal to Utah’s national parks. 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. And polls consistently demonstrate strong support for the monument. Since its designation in…

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October 2022

West Desert Fall Stewardship Project

October 4 - October 6

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 (WSAs) and managed by the local BLM. Limited resources and expansive territory combine for a particular need to recruit volunteers to ensure proper monitoring and…

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Muddy Creek Wilderness Stewardship Week

October 12 - October 15

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 Canyon, Labyrinth Canyon, and beyond. However, in the two years since designation nearly no on-the-ground management has taken place. Standing signs (where they still stand)…

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Red Wash Stewardship Project

October 20 - October 21

The Land Labyrinth Canyon – a meandering stretch of the Green River carrying the river to its confluence with the mighty Colorado – received wild and scenic protections in 2019 as part of the Dingell Act, or Emery County Lands Bill. However, due to the fact of the river’s being divided midstream between Emery and Grand counties, the latter (eastern) territory remains without significant protection. Grand County’s growing recreation economy – in particular motorized use – jeopardizes the ecological integrity…

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Washington County Wilderness Project I

October 29 - October 30

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 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…

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November 2022

Cedar Mesa Stewardship Project

November 4 - November 6

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. There are the Bears Ears themselves and the high ponderosa forests of Elk Ridge. To the north there’s Beef Basin and Indian Creek. Nearly 100,000…

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Washington County Wilderness Project II

November 12 - November 13

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 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…

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