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#DiscoverWilderness and Put the WILD back into your life! 

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In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act later this year, and in celebration of Great Outdoors Month, BLM-Utah’s intrepid adventure crew will share their experience as they #DiscoverWilderness on a unique backpacking trip in southwestern Utah. Join in virtual exploration this summer as young BLMers gain vital perspective and knowledge, and interview a broad range of user groups while hiking through some of the most pristine, undeveloped lands in our nation.

Link to #DiscoverWilderness Adventure Recap Video

 
Ranging from red rock deserts to folded and swirling geologic cliffs, to deep river canyons; the BLM manages 16 wilderness areas in southern Utah, encompassing a total of 154,353 acres. These areas are special places, essentially undisturbed by human activities, and ranging in size from the 32 acre Taylor Creek Wilderness to the 44,530 acre Canaan Mountain Wilderness.

Exploring two of the hairiest, yet accessible wildernesses in southwest Utah, the crew will familiarize public land users with Utah wilderness, garnering a sense of enlightenment with regard to the many great uses and benefits these places provide, along with the precautions and etiquette necessary for traveling in such primitive areas. 

Link to 'What is Wilderness' video on YouTube

Please join us in celebrating 50 years of Wilderness by liking and sharing photos and vlog posts on your favorite social platforms.  #DiscoverWilderness and Put the WILD back into your life!


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The BLM manages nearly 22.9 million acres of public lands in Utah, representing about 42 percent of the state. Located mostly in western and southeastern Utah, these lands are varied, ranging from rolling uplands to sprawling desert lowlands. Utah’s public lands feature some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, from the snow-capped peaks of remote mountain ranges to colorful red-rock canyons.

The BLM’s first national monument is also located on public lands in Utah. Situated in beautiful red-rock country, the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument encompasses nearly 1.9 million acres in the south-central part of the state. The area offers a unique combination of archaeological, historical, paleontological, geological, and biological resources.

BLM Utah manages public lands for a variety of uses. These lands not only provide minerals, energy, and livestock forage, but also natural, historical and cultural resources that the agency is charged with protecting. In addition, Utah’s public lands offer incomparable opportunities to experience solitude and enjoy outdoor recreation. 

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440 West 200 South, Suite 500
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101-1345
Phone: (801) 539-4001
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