Lands With Wilderness Characteristics

GUNNISON FIELD OFFICE
2013 WILDERNESS CHARACTERISTICS INVENTORY

 

BLM resource specialists assessed and inventoried public lands in the Gunnison Field Office to determine whether any possess wilderness characteristics.  The assessment was conducted in compliance with BLM responsibilities under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and in accordance with BLM Manual 6310 - Conducting Wilderness Characteristics Inventory on BLM Lands.

Inventory Area 011 looking north

Inventory Area 007 looking north

Inventory Area 028 looking west

 

 

All lands in the Gunnison Field Office were inventoried for potential wilderness characteristics.  Surface lands not meeting the size criteria were dismissed from further review based on inventoried size.  These lands may be subject to further inventory if the BLM receives additional information meeting criteria for a new wilderness characteristics inventory.

The assessment included public lands outside of designated wilderness areas and wilderness study areas.  The BLM reviewed original 1980 wilderness inventories, as well as lands identified through GIS analysis that had not been inventoried in the past, in order to identify lands with potential wilderness characteristics.

Thirty-four (34) areas were identified for inventory through the review; 27 of those were found to possess wilderness characteristics.  The inventoried areas included approximately 104,180 acres of public land.

 

 Lands with Wilderness Characteristics (LWC) Inventory Process and Summary  

The LWC Inventory Process and Summary provides a description of wilderness characteristics, BLM guidance related to LWC inventories and subsequent land use planning, and a summary of the Gunnison Field Office's 2013 LWC Inventory.

 
 

Inventory Area Maps

Overview Map of GUFO LWC Inventory Areas

 

Inventory Area Documentation & Determinations

Click on an inventory area in the table below for forms, maps, and photos of each specific area.

  • Form 1 documents any earlier wilderness characteristics inventory efforts.  If no previous inventories were conducted, then no Form 1 was prepared for that area.
  • Form 2 documents current conditions inventoried in 2013.
  • Photo points maps show where photos were taken during the 2013 inventory.

Name
Number
Total BLM Acreage Inventoried
Acreage with Wilderness Characteristics
Acreage without Wilderness Characteristics
North Engineer Pass
 
Form 1    Form 2
COS-060-001
667
667
0
Upper Henson Creek
 
Form 1     Form 2
COS-060-002
11
11
0
Gravel Mountain
 
Form 1     Form 2
  Photos    Photo Point Map
COS-060-003
5,767
5,767
0
East Cinnamon Pass
 
Form 2
  Photos     Photo Point Map
COS-060-004
387
387
0
Dolly Varden Mountain
 
Form 2
COS-060-005
150
150
0
Boulder Gulch
 
 Form 1     Form 2
COS-060-006
1,987
1,987
0
El Paso Creek
 
Form 2
  Photos     Photo Point Map
COS-060-007
2,084
2,084
0
Fanny Fern
 
Form 1     Form 2
COS-060-008
28
28
0
Wade Gulch
 
Form 1     Form 2
COS-060-009
284
0
284
Wade Gulch South
 
Form 1     Form 2
COS-060-010
31
31
0
Silver Coin Gulch
 
Form 1    Form 2
  Photos     Photo Point Map
COS-060-011
1,250
1,250
0
Red Mountain Gulch South
 
Form 1    Form 2
COS-060-012
309
309
0
Red Mountain Gulch Road
 
Form 1    Form 2
COS-060-013
16
16
0
Snare Creek
 
Form 1     Form 2
  Photos     Photo Point Map
COS-060-014
315
315
0
Eaton Creek
 
Form 2
COS-060-015
62
62
0
Devils Creek
 
Form 2
  Photos     Photo Point Map
COS-060-016
1,301
1,301
0
Fourth of July Creek North
 
Form 2
COS-060-017
119
119
0
Lower Big Buck Creek
 
Form 2
  Photos     Photo Point Map
COS-060-018
41
41
0
Hells Canyon North
 
Form 2
COS-060-019
40
40
0
Skunk Creek
 
Form 2
  Photos     Photo Point Map
COS-060-020
1,034
0
1,034
Skunk Creek North
 
Form 2
COS-060-021
162
0
162
Upper Trout Creek
 
Form 2
COS-060-022
193
193
0
Indian Creek
 
Form 2
  Photos     Photo Point Map
COS-060-023
12,888
12,888
0
West Fork Powderhorn
 
Form 2
  Photos     Photo Point Map
COS-060-024
7,093
7,093
0
West Dempsey Gulch
 
Form 2
  Photos     Photo Point Map
COS-060-025
3,028
3,028
0
North Beaver Creek
 
Form 2
  Photos     Photo Point Map
COS-060-026
4,275
0
4,275
COS-060-027
14,528
7,380
7,148
Cebolla Creek
 
Form 2
  Photos     Photo Point Map
COS-060-028
10,562
10,562
0
COS-060-029
11,868
11,654
214
South Beaver Creek
 
Form 2
  Photos     Photo Point Map
COS-060-030
7,369
7,369
0
Stubbs Gulch
 
Form 2
  Photos     Photo Point Map
COS-060-031
6,370
6,370
0
Sawmill Park
 
Form 2
  Photos     Photo Point Map
COS-060-032
3,045
0
3,045
Upper South Beaver
 
Form 2
COS-060-033
3,187
0
3,187
Dillon Mesa
 
Form 2
  Photos    Photo Point Map
COS-060-034
3,733
0
3,733
Total Acres
 
104,184
81,102
23,082

 
 
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