Cottonwood Canyon ACEC: Outside Moquith Mountain WSA

Land Use Plan: Kanab Resource Management Plan
Acreage: 3,800
Date: October 2008
Values: Scenic, cultural
Management Guidance:Scenic:
  • Designate as Visual Resource Management (VRM) Class II. VRM Class II areas are areas where changes in any of the basic elements (form, line, color, texture) caused by a surface-disturbing activity should not be evident in the characteristic landscape.
  • Limit off highway vehicle use to designated routes.
  • Open to oil and gas leasing subject to major constraints, such as no surface occupancy. 
  • Recommend withdrawing from mineral entry.
  • Close to mineral material disposals.
  • Monitor specific sites on a regular basis.
  • Retain all lands in federal ownership.
  • Work with the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) to acquire state inholdings.
Hazard/Safety/Public Welfare: Close the Water Canyon Allotment (48 AUMs) to livestock grazing in order to protect the Fredonia City Culinary water supply for the life of the plan.