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Utah Wildlands - Utah's Outstanding Public Lands

  • The Wayne Wonderland Forest Service Inventoried Roadless Area is a national park quality landscape proposed for wilderness.

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  • The majestic La Sal Mountains, Utah’s second highest range, are proposed for wilderness under the Public Lands Initiative.

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  • The 11,000 foot peaks of the Abajo Mountains are proposed for wilderness under the Public Lands Initiative.

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  • Mount Peale is Southern Utah’s highest point, and it’s proposed for wilderness under the Public Lands Initiative.

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  • Seeley Mountain and the Scad Valley are National Forest lands proposed for wilderness under the Public Lands Initiative.

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  • Boulder Mountain is among the outstanding Forest Service lands proposed for wilderness under the Public Lands Initiative.

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  • The Wayne Wonderland Roadless Area is among the outstanding Forest Service lands proposed for wilderness.

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  • The stunning Whiterocks Canyon is part of a proposed addition the High Uintas Wilderness under the Public Lands Initiative.

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Utah’s outstanding public lands

All of these exceptional places deserve permanent protection as wilderness.

Utah Wildlands - Our Role

Our Role

Our Utah Wildlands Program is crafting long-term legislative and administrative solutions to address off-road vehicles, recreation, and roadless area protection around southern Utah’s national parks, within its forests, and on Bureau of Land Management lands.

Our Solutions Title

Our Solutions

Utah Wildlands - Our Solutions

Secure Protection

Through a once-in-a-generation opportunity to craft federal legislation for southeastern Utah, we're seeking protection for wild National Forest and BLM Lands. We're working with Utah’s Congressional delegation, the Governor’s office, and other stakeholders to designate new wilderness under the Public Lands Initiative ›

Create Monument

The 1.8 million acres of outstanding public lands around the core of Canyonlands National Park have captured the imagination of millions of visitors from all over the world. But they remain gravely threatened by industrial development. Our efforts to bring National Monument status to this region will help protect them. 

Expand Movement

We are building networks of local citizens who will advocate for a strong conservation agenda and encourage elected officials to make wise decisions for public land protection. Demonstrating local political support from key opinion leaders is essential to tipping the scales toward public lands protection in southern Utah.

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