Areas of Critical Environmental Concern

As defined and authorized in the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), an Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) is an area within the public lands where special management attention is required to protect and prevent irreperable damage to important historic, cultural, or scenic values, fish or wildlife resources, or other natural systems or processes, or to protect human life and safety from natural hazards.

Currently, Price is home to 13 Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs).

NameAcresValues
Big Flat Tops190relict vegetation
Bowknot Bend1,100relict vegetation
Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry770paleontological
Dry Lake Archaeological District18,000cultural
Heritage Sites16,690historic
I-70 Scenic Corridor33,100scenic
Muddy Creek25,000cultural, historic, scenic
Nine Mile Canyon26,200cultural
Rock Art5,300cultural
San Rafael Canyon15,200scenic
San Rafael Reef72,00scenic and vegetation
Segers Hole7,120scenic
Uranium Mining Districts3,470historic


Map of ACECs in Price

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