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, the Salt Lake Field Office manages seven ACECs.

NameAcresValues

Blue Springs Wildlife Habitat Area

5,715

riparian, wildlife

Bonneville Salt Flats

30,203

scenic, historic, geological

Central Pacific Railroad Grade

5,019

cultural, historical

Donner/Bettridge Creek

1,120

wildlife

Horseshoe Springs

760

wildlife

Lake Town Canyon

8,389

scenic, wildlife

Salt Wells Wildlife Habitat Area

5,389

riparian, wildlife

 


Studying the Bonneville Salt Flats

Central Pacific Railroad Grade