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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.

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Our Solutions

Utah Wildlands - Our Solutions

Create Monument

The 1.9 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 support for the tribally driven campaign for a Bears Ears National Monument will help protect them.

Ensure Protection

The conservation of Bears Ears depends on the success of federal-intertribal collaborative management. The Grand Canyon Trust will stand behind and support the tribes to ensure that collaborative management works, and to facilitate a state/federal land exchange to better protect the region.    

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.

Utah Wildlands Blog

05/24/17

The truth about America's national monuments.

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04/26/17

President Trump has launched an assault on one of America’s most popular ideas — national monuments.

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03/16/17

Good News for Bears Ears — the Grand Canyon Trust and partners win a stay on construction of new ATV routes!

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