U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Welcome to Wilderness Wednesday, our weekly posting to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.
This week we feature the La Leña Wilderness Study Area (WSA). This WSA is characterized by arroyos, mesas, and weather sculpted sandstone and shale outcrops. Nesting sites for golden eagles, prairie falcon, great horned owl, red-tailed hawk, and raven are found on sandstone cliffs. Vegetation includes grama grass, cactus, and scattered juniper trees.
You are encouraged to use Leave No Trace principles as you hike and at your camp. Wilderness is everyone’s to share and enjoy; and protecting these special places requires active stewardship and responsible use on everyone's part. Leave No Trace is about making good decisions as you enjoy the wilderness so that our Nation’s heritage is passed on to future generations in a condition for which they will be grateful. For more information, please visit https://lnt.org/learn/7-principles.
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|Last updated: 04-23-2014|
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