The Bureau of Land Management oversees the National Landscape Conservation System, also known as National Conservation Lands, which is an organized system of:
Why was the National Landscape Conservation System created?
BLM lands were organized in a system to increase awareness of these areas' scientific, cultural, educational, ecological and other values. The System has four goals:
1) Protecting and restoring unique resources
2) Preserving culture and heritage
3) Maintaining quality of life for a growing generation
4) Protecting critical habitat
When was the National Landscape Conservation System created?
In June 2000, the BLM's Director created the National Landscape Conservation System to bring BLM's premier designations in to a single system.
What is included in the National Landscape Conservation System?
The System includes over 887 federally recognized areas and approximately 27 million acres of National Conservation Areas, National Scenic and Historic Trails, National Monuments, Wild and Scenic Rivers, Wilderness Areas, Wilderness Study Areas, and Conservation Lands of the California Desert.
What areas in Utah are part of the National Conservation Lands?
The areas in Utah that are part of the National Conservation Lands are: Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Area, Red Cliffs National Conservation Area, portions of three National Historic Trails, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, 19 miles of Wild and Scenic River Segments, 18 Wilderness Areas, and 87 Wilderness Study Areas.