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Utah State Wilderness Study Report - 1991

The table below contains information from the Utah State Wilderness Study Report that was submitted to congress in 1991. The report states how much of the Wilderness Study Area (WSA) is recommended to be designated as wilderness. (BLM. 1991. Utah Statewide Wilderness Study Report. Bureau of Land Management, Utah.)

The majority of these reports are on WSAs. In a few instances, the areas have been reviewed as Instant Study Areas (ISAs). These areas were rolled over into WSAs as part of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA).

Note: This study area was done in 1991 and some of the information is outdated. The current number of WSA acres is identified in the table as "present day" acres. The number fluctuated when BLM was still able to make new designations and adjust acreage. The settlement of the lawsuit Utah v. Norton clarified that BLM will not designate new WSAs, therefore the present day acreage in the table will not change.

View a map of Utah that identifies the location of each WSA.


Behind the RocksNumber of Acres:
12,635 (acreage in 1991)
13,065 (present day)
Location:
South-central Grand and north-central San Juan Counties, just southeast of the Colorado River and 1 mile southeast of Moab, UT.
Details:
With the exception approximately 5 acres the entire original WSA is recommended for wilderness. It is in a generally natural state and has outstanding opportunities for solitude and primitive recreation.

Number of Acres:

54,265 (acreage in 1991)
52 (present day)

Note: The majority of this WSA is in Colorado. Present day acreage only reflects BLM land in Utah.

Location:
Mesa County, CO and Grand County, Utah, 15 miles west of Grand Junction, CO.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate 54,342 acres as wilderness.
 
The recommended area offers outstanding opportunities for hiking, backpacking, scenic viewing, nature study, and photography.

Number of Acres:
400 (acreage in 1991)
399 (present day)
Location:
Approximately 75 miles south of Vernal, UT.
Details:
The Bookcliffs Mountain Browse Natural Area is recommended as non-suitable for preservation as wilderness.

Number of Acres:
5,290 (acreage in 1991)
6,333 (present day)
Location:
North-central San Juan Country, about 18 miles northwest of Monticello, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate the entire area as wilderness
 
All of the recommended area is in a natural state and has outstanding opportunities for solitude and primitive recreation.

Number of Acres:

12,297 (520 acres from UT and 11,777 acres from CO in 1991)
599 (present day)

Note: The majority of this WSA is in Colorado. Present day acreage only reflects BLM land in Utah.

Location:
Moffat County, CO, and in Uintah County, UT, approximately 4 miles north of Dinosaur, CO.
Details:

The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate 13,700 acres as wilderness.

The recommended area possesses outstanding scenery, opportunities for solitude, primitive and unconfined recreation, and the presence of special features.

Number of Acres:
13,620 (acreage in 1991)
13,138 (present day)
Location:
Eastern Garfield and Wayne Counties, about 13 miles south of Hanksville, UT.
Details:

The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate 11,800 acres as wilderness.

All of the recommended portion of the WSA is natural and has outstanding opportunities for solitude and about 79 percent of the area has outstanding opportunities for primitive recreation.

Number of Acres:
61,550 (acreage in 1991)
65,710 (present day)
Location:
Eastern Kane County, about 60 miles east of Kanab, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for this WSA is to release the entire area for uses other than wilderness.

Number of Acres:
24,190 (acreage in 1991)
24,277 (present day)
Location:
Northwestern San Juan County, about 55 miles north-west of Monticello, UT.
Details:
All of the original area is recommended for designation as wilderness. It is in a natural condition and has outstanding opportunities for solitude and primitive recreation.

Canaan Mountain

Number of Acres:
47,170 (acreage in 1991)
4,985 (present day)
Location:
Southeastern Washington County and southwestern Kane County, about 70 miles east of St. George, UT.
Details:

The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate 33,800 acres as wilderness.

All of the recommended portions of the WSA have outstanding opportunities for solitude and primitive recreation.

Note: The WSA within Washington County was designated as wilderness through the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009. The present day acreage reflects the size of the WSA in Kane County. 

Number of Acres:
46,711(acreage in 1991)
48,628 (present day)
Location:
Eastern Garfield and Kane Counties, about 2 miles south of Escalante, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for this WSA is to release the entire area for uses other than wilderness.

Number of Acres:
15,410 (acreage in 1991)
14,831 (present day)
Location:
In San Juan County, about 34 miles west of Blanding, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for this WSA is to release the entire area for uses other than as wilderness.

Number of Acres:
61,430 (acreage in 1991)
60,755 (present day)
Location:
Grand County, about 25 miles northeast of Green River, UT, and 10 miles north of Interstate Highway 70 (I-70).
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate 20,774 acres as wilderness.
 
All of the recommended area is in a natural state and has outstanding opportunities for solitude and primitive recreation. Scenic, geologic, historical, and archeological values are exceptional.

Number of Acres:
20,400 (acreage in 1991)
20,161 (present day)
Location:
Western Millard County, about 50 miles west of Delta, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for this WSA is to release all of the area for uses other than wilderness.

Number of Acres:
25,335 (acreage in 1991)
26,303 (present day)
Location:
Emery County, about 15 miles north of Hanksville, UT, and directly west of Goblin Valley State Park.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate the entire area as wilderness.
 
More than 99% of the study area has outstanding opportunities for solitude. Scenic, geologic, archaeological and wildlife features and values are exceptional.

Cross CanyonNumber of Acres:

12,588 (1,008 acres from UT and 11,777 acres from CO recommended in 1991)
599 (present day)

Note: The majority of this WSA is in Colorado. Present day acreage only reflects BLM land in Utah.

Location:
Dolores and Montezuma Counties, CO and in San Juan County, UT.
Details:
The recommendation is to not designate Cross Canyon WSA as wilderness and to release the area for uses other than wilderness.

Number of Acres:
2,496 (acreage in 1991)
2,516 (present day)
Location:
Eastern Uintah County, about 22 miles east of Vernal, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for this WSA is to release the area for uses other than wilderness.

Number of Acres:
68,030 (acreage in 1991)
67,825 (present day)
Location:
In San Juan County, about 30 miles west of Monticello, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate the entire area as wilderness.
 
All of the recommended area is in a natural condition and has outstanding opportunities for solitude and primitive recreation.

Number of Acres:
62,870 (acreage in 1991)
66,286 (present day)
Location:
Central Garfield and Kane Counties, about 10 miles south of Escalante, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for this WSA is to release the entire area for uses other than wilderness.

Number of Acres:
68,910 (acreage in 1991)
79,144 (present day)
Location:
Southwestern Tooele County and northwestern Juab County, about 80 miles from Tooele, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate 57,900 acres as wilderness.
 
All of the recommended portion of the WSA is natural and has outstanding opportunities for solitude and primitive recreation.

Number of Acres:
290,845 (acreage in 1991)
294,581 (present day)
Location:
In parts of Carbon, Emery, and Grand Counties about 6 miles north of Green River, UT, and about 8 miles east of Sunnyside, UT and East Carbon County, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate 224, 850 acres as wilderness.
 
All of the recommended portion of the WSA is in a natural state and has outstanding opportunities for solitude and primitive recreation. Scenic values, landscape and ecological diversity, wildlife, archaeological sites, and historical interests are exceptional.

Number of Acres:
9,610 (acreage in 1991)
9,142 (present day)
Location:
Emery County about 12 miles south of Emery, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for this WSA is to release the entire area for uses other than wilderness.

Number of Acres:
640 (acreage in 1991)
633 (present day)
Location:
(see map in report)
Details:
BLM recommends to the Secretary of the Interior that Congress find the Outstanding Natural Area nonsuitable for preservation as wilderness.

Number of Acres:

35,380 (acreage in 1991)
3,926 (present day)

Note: The majority of this WSA is in Colorado. Present day acreage only reflects BLM land in Utah.

Location:
Moffat County, CO and Dagget County, UT, approximately 65 miles northwest of Maybell, CO.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate 36, 240 acres as wilderness.
 
The entire recommended portion has truly outstanding wilderness values, including solitude, primitive recreation, and outstanding scenery.

Number of Acres:
61,000 (acreage in 1991)
71,883 (present day)
Location:
Eastern Wayne County, about 5 miles east of Hanksville, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate the entire area as wilderness.
 
All of the WSA is in a natural condition and about 80 percent has outstanding opportunities for solitude and primitive recreation.

Number of Acres:
360 (acreage in 1991)
364 (present day)
Location:
(see map in report)
Details:
BLM recommends to the Secretary of the Interior that Congress find the Outstanding Natural Area (Tract 1) nonsuitable for preservation as wilderness.

Number of Acres:
760 (acreage in 1991)
761 (present day)
Location:
Eastern Kane County, about 41 miles south of Escalante, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate the entire area as wilderness.
 
All of the ISA is in a natural state. About 30 percent of the ISA has outstanding opportunities for solitude but only about 4 percent, in the backpacking route of Coyote Gulch, has outstanding opportunities for primitive recreation.

Number of Acres:
73,100 (acreage in 1991)
73,360 (present day)
Location:
Northeastern Garfield County, about 25 miles east of Hanksville, UT, and directly north of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate 36,700 acres as wilderness.
 
About 72 percent of the total area has outstanding solitude and all of both areas (it has been proposed to separate Fiddler Butte in to two WSAs) provide outstanding opportunities for primitive recreation.

Number of Acres:
146,143 (acreage in 1991)
160,833 (present day)
Location:
Eastern Kane County, about 20 miles southeast of Escalante, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate 91,361 acres as wilderness.
 
All of the WSA is in a natural state. Approximately three-fourths of the portion of the WSA recommended for wilderness designation exhibits outstanding opportunities both for solitude and for primitive recreation.

Number of Acres:
46,440 (acreage in 1991)
46,102 (present day)
Location:
San Juan County, 12 miles southwest of Blanding, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate 40,160 acres as wilderness.
 
All of the portion of the WSA that is recommended for wilderness designation is in a natural condition and has outstanding opportunities for primitive recreation.

Number of Acres:
52,500 (acreage in 1991)
57,609 (present day)
Location:
Northwestern Juab County, about 60 miles northwest of Delta, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate 33,840 acres as wilderness.
 
The portion of the WSA that is recommended for wilderness includes all parts of the WSA that have outstanding opportunities for solitude and primitive recreation and the highest scenic quality in the WSA.

Number of Acres:
72,605 (acreage in 1991)
72,282 (present day)
Location:
Grand County, about 9 miles east-northeast of Green River UT, and about 4 miles north of Interstate Highway 70.
Details:

The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate 23,140 acres as wilderness. 

All of the recommended portion is in a natural state and has outstanding opportunities for solitude and primitive recreation. Scenic, geologic, historical, and archeological values are exceptional.

Number of Acres:
50,800 (acreage in 1991)
50,628 (present day)
Location:
Grand County, about 43 miles northeast of Green River, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate 16,495 acres as wilderness.
 
All of the recommended area is in a natural condition and has outstanding opportunities for solitude and primitive recreation. Scenic, ecological, and wildlife aspects of the WSA are excellent.

Number of Acres:
2,540 (acreage in 1991)
2,843 (present day)
Location:
Wayne County, about 3 miles east of Torrey, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for this WSA is to release all of the area for uses other than wilderness.

Number of Acres:
25,000 (acreage in 1991)
24,306 (present day)
Location:
Eastern Wayne and Garfield Counties, about 25 miles southeast of Hanksville, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate 11,110 acres as wilderness.
 
The recommended portion of the WSA is confined to the canyons. All of the area is natural and almost all of it has outstanding opportunities for solitude and primitive recreation.

Number of Acres:
105, 520 (acreage in 1991)
105,213 (present day)
Location:
San Juan Country, about 45 miles west of Blanding, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate the entire area as wilderness.
 
All of the area is in a natural condition and has outstanding opportunities for primitive recreation. About 98 percent of the area has outstanding opportunities for solitude. The ISA complex is also known for its extensive Ancestral Puebloan ruins and relics. Other special features are scenic, geologic, and historical resources.

Number of Acres:
20,500 (acreage in 1991)
13,502 (present day)
Location:
Southeastern Emery County and northeastern Wayne County, about 30 miles south of Green River, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate the entire area as wilderness.
 
All of the WSA meets the naturalness criterion. Designation would complement management of the adjacent Canyonlands National Park Horseshoe Canyon Unit.

Number of Acres:
38,800 (acreage in 1991)
39,842 (present day)
Location:
Northeastern Wayne County, about 24 miles east of Hanksville, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate 36,000 acres as wilderness.
 
All of the recommended portion is in a natural condition and has outstanding opportunities for solitude. About 79 percent has outstanding opportunities for primitive recreation.

Number of Acres:
24,800 (acreage in 1991)
27,545 (present day)
Location:
In the House Range in northwestern Millard County, about 45 miles west of Delta, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate 14,800 acres as wilderness.
 
All of the area recommended for wilderness designation is natural and has outstanding opportunities for solitude, but opportunities for primitive recreation are not outstanding.

Number of Acres:
6,870 (acreage in 1991)
6,554 (present day)
Location:
San Juan County, about 35 miles northwest of Monticello, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate the entire area as wilderness.
 
All of the area is in a natural state and has outstanding opportunities for solitude and primitive recreation.

Number of Acres:
7,500 (acreage in 1991)
7,203 (present day)
Location:
Carbon County, about 15 miles northeast of East Carbon City, UT and Sunnyside, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for this WSA is to release the entire area for uses other than wilderness.

Number of Acres:
1,040 (acreage in 1991)
1,048 (present day)
Location:
(see map in report)
Details:
BLM recommends to the Secretary of the Interior that Congress find the Natural area (Natural Landmark) nonsuitable for preservation as wilderness.

Number of Acres:
84,770 (acreage in 1991)
92,847 (present day)
Location:
In the Confusion Range, in southwestern Millard County, about 50 miles southwest of Delta, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for this WSA is to release the entire area for uses other than wilderness.

Number of Acres:
912 (acreage in 1991)
882 (present day)
Location:
(see map in the report)
Details:
The BLM recommends to the Secretary of the Interior that Congress not designate the Link Flats Natural Area.

Number of Acres:
38,700 (acreage in 1991)
40,733 (present day)
Location:
Henry Mountains, in eastern Garfield County, about 75 miles south of Hanksville, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate the entire area as wilderness.
 
All of the area recommended Is natural and about 72 percent has outstanding opportunities for solitude and primitive and unconfined recreation.

Number of Acres:
3,880 (acreage in 1991)
1,625 (present day)
Location:
South-central Grand County, about 10 miles north of Moab, UT
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate the entire area as wilderness.
 
All of the WSA is in a natural condition. About 75 percent of the area contains outstanding opportunities for solitude and primitive recreation.

Number of Acres:
51,440 (acreage in 1991)
50,889 (present day)
Location:
Western San Juan County, about 50 miles west of Blanding, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate the entire area as wilderness.
 
About 90 percent of the WSA is natural, and has outstanding opportunities for solitude and primitive recreation.

Number of Acres:
59,600 (acreage in 1991)
58,326 (present day)
Location:
Emery County, about 18 miles west of Green River, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate 46,750 acres as wilderness.
 
The recommended portion meets the naturalness criterion and has outstanding opportunities for solitude and primitive recreation. Special features are scenic, geologic, archaeological, historical, ecologic, and wildlife values.

Number of Acres:
9,780 (acreage in 1991)
9,866 (present day)
Location:
Grand County, about 1 mile east of Moab, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate the entire area as wilderness.
 
All of the WSA is essentially natural in condition. Almost one-third of the WSA has outstanding opportunities for solitude and primitive recreation.

Number of Acres:
14,830 (acreage in 1991)
15,249 (present day)
Location:
Southwestern Kane County just north of the Arizona state line and about 4 miles west of Kanab, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for this WSA is to release the entire area for uses other than wilderness.

Number of Acres:
81,726 (acreage in 1991)
81,363 (present day)
Location:
South-central Wayne and northeastern Garfield Counties, about 10 miles southwest of Hanksville, UT.
Details:
65,804 acres of the original WSA is recommended for wilderness
All of the area is natural, with outstanding opportunities for solitude on 92 percent of the area and primitive recreation 56 percent.

Number of Acres:
20,000 (acreage in 1991)
19,277 (present day)
Location:
Northeastern Garfield County, about 30 miles south of Hanksville, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate 16,360 acres as wilderness.
 
All of the area recommended is in a natural state. Approximately 83 percent of the WSA, including all the area recommended as wilderness is rated Class A for scenic quality. About 92 percent of the area has outstanding opportunities for solitude and primitive recreation. The diversity of vegetation and presence of water add value and interest to the recommended portion of the WSA.

Number of Acres:
74,300 (acreage in 1991)
77,137 (present day)
Location:
Eastern Garfield County and just east of Capitol Reef National Park, about 30 miles south-southwest of Hanksville, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate 25,800 acres as wilderness.
 
All of the area recommended is in a The portion of the WSA recommended for wilderness is that part of the WSA that contains the best wilderness values. Essentially all of the area recommended for wilderness designation is natural and about 69 percent has outstanding opportunities for solitude and primitive recreation.

Number of Acres:
38,075 (acreage in 1991)
40,573 (present day)
Location:
South-central Garfield County and north-central Kane County, about 4 miles east of Henrieville, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for this WSA is to release the entire area for uses other than wilderness.

Number of Acres:
31,400 (acreage in 1991)
30,521 (present day)
Location:
Emery County, about 30 miles south of Emery, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate the entire area as wilderness.
 
All of the WSA meets the naturalness criterion and has outstanding opportunities for both solitude and primitive recreation. Special features include scenic, geologic, ecological (wild horses) and archeological resources.

Number of Acres:
5,990 (acreage in 1991)
6,171 (present day)
Location:
South Central San Juan County, about 30 miles west of Blanding, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate the entire area as wilderness.
 
All of the WSA is in a natural condition and has outstanding opportunities for primitive recreation. About 87 percent of the WSA has outstanding opportunities for solitude. Archaeological sites are significant in the WSA.

Number of Acres:
7,620 (acreage in 1991)
7,560 (present day)
Location:
Grand County, about 1.5 miles northeast of Moab, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate the entire area as wilderness.
 
Almost all of the WSA is in a natural state and nearly one-third of the area has outstanding opportunities for solitude and primitive recreation.

Number of Acres:
119,752 (acreage in 1991)
127,459 (present day)
Location:
Eastern Garfied County, about 5 miles east of Escalante, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate 91,558 acres as wilderness.
 
All of the ISA is in a natural state. Approximately 89 percent of the outstanding opportunities for solitude in the ISA are included within the recommended area. Approximately 91 percent of the ISAs outstanding opportunities for primitive recreation are in the area recommended for designation.

Number of Acres:
1,040 (acreage in 1991)
1,080 (present day)
Location:
Western Kane County along the eastern boundary of Zion National Park, about 45 miles from Kanab, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate the entire area as wilderness.
 
It is an extension of the high wilderness values found on an adjacent National Park Service (NPS) – administered land in Zion National Park. The WSA has exceptional scenic values and cannot be visually distinguished from the adjacent National Park.

Number of Acres:
10,480 (acreage in 1991)
10,786 (present day)
Location:
Northeastern Toole County, 40 miles west of Salt Lake City, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate the entire area as wilderness.
 
Slightly more than 98 percent of the proposed wilderness area is natural and about 55 percent has opportunities for outstanding solitude and primitive recreation.

Number of Acres:
51,130 (acreage in 1991)
57,296 (present day)
Location:
In the House Range, in western Millard County, about 45 miles west of Delta, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate 28,130 acres as wilderness.
 
The recommended portion of the WSA is the central, highest and most mountainous part of the WSA, and includes the best wilderness values in the WSA. All of the area recommended for wilderness designation is natural and has outstanding opportunities for solitude and primitive recreation.

Number of Acres:
1,750 (acreage in 1991)
1,952 (present day)
Location:
Western Kane County, along the eastern boundary of Zion National Park, about 40 miles from Kanab, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate the entire area as wilderness.
 
Although the WSA has exceptional scenic values, these values are not as high as those displayed inside Zion National Park in the extremely rugged lower canyon as it confluences with the Zion narrows of the North Fork of the Virgin River.

Number of Acres:
136,222 (acreage in 1991)
145,828 (present day)
Location:
Central Kane County, 30 miles east of Kanab, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate 95,042 acres as wilderness.
 
The recommendation includes 88 percent of the portion of the WSA with outstanding opportunities for solitude, 90 percent of the portion with outstanding opportunities for primitive recreation, and 97 percent of the portion with exceptional scenic values.

Paria Hackberry 202
Number of Acres:
402 (present day)
Location:
Included in Paria Hackberry (above).
Details:
Included in Paria Hackberry (above).

Number of Acres:
30,800 (acreage in 1991)
30,907 (present day)
Location:
Western Kane County, about 25 miles northwest of Kanab, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate 17,888 acres as wilderness.
 
The recommended portion includes the best wilderness values of the WSA.

Number of Acres:
42,731 (acreage in 1991)
45,328 (present day)
Location:
Eastern Garfield County, about 1 mile east of Escalante, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate 39,256 acres as wilderness.
 
All of the proposed area is natural. About 92 percent has outstanding solitude and 97 percent has outstanding opportunities for primitive recreation. Special features include scenic, geologic, historic, and archaeological values.

Number of Acres:
52,420 (acreage in 1991)
52,404 (present day)
Location:
San Juan County, about 10 miles north of Mexican Hat, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate the entire area as wilderness.
 
Overall the WSA is in natural condition. About 87 percent has outstanding opportunities for solitude and 44 percent has opportunities for primitive recreation.

Number of Acres:
9,150 (acreage in 1991)
9,342 (present day)
Location:
Central Juab County, 28 miles west of Nephi, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for this WSA is to release all of the area for uses other than wilderness.

Number of Acres:
59,170 (acreage in 1991)
59,051 (present day)
Location:
Emery County, about 18 miles west of Green River, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate the entire area as wilderness.
 
All of the study area meets the naturalness criterion and has outstanding opportunities for primitive recreation. About 99 percent of the study are has outstanding opportunities for solitude. Special features include scenic, historic, and geologic values.

Number of Acres:
35, 884 (acreage in 1991)
37,319 (present day)
Location:
Eastern Kane and Garfield Counties, UT, about 25 miles southeast of Escalante, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate 14,978 acres as wilderness.
 
All of the proposed area is natural. Included within the recommendation are areas exhibiting exceptional wilderness.

Sids Cabin 202
Number of Acres:
439 (present day)
Location:
Included in Sids Mountain (below).
Details:
Included in Sids Mountain (below).

Number of Acres:
80, 970 (acreage in 1991)
75,216 (present day)
Location:
Emery County, about 48 miles west of Green River, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate 80,084 acres as wilderness.
 
All of the area that is recommended for wilderness designation meets the naturalness criterion has outstanding opportunities for primitive recreation, and almost all of the area has outstanding opportunities for solitude. Archeological, geological, scenic, historic, ecologic, and wildlife values and features are exceptional.

Number of Acres:
160 (acreage in 1991)
160 (present day)
Location:
Northwestern San Juan County, about 10 air miles northwest of Monticello, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate the entire area as wilderness.
 
All of the WSA is in a natural condition and provides outstanding opportunities for solitude and primitive recreation.

Number of Acres:
4,433 (acreage in 1991)
4,333 (present day)
Location:
South-eastern corner of Iron County, about 7 miles southwest of Cedar City, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate 1,607 acres as wilderness.
 
All of the recommended portion is in a natural state and has outstanding opportunities for solitude and primitive recreation.

Number of Acres:
20,350 (acreage in 1991)
20,353 (present day)
Location:
Grand County, about 35 miles northeast of Green River, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate 14,376 acres as wilderness.
 
All of the area recommended for wilderness designation is in a natural condition and has outstanding opportunities for solitude and primitive recreation. Scenic, ecological, and wildlife values are exceptional.

Number of Acres:

11,287 (6,676 acres from UT and 4,611 acres from CO in 1991)
6,560 (present day)

Note: The majority of this WSA is in Colorado. Present day acreage only reflects BLM land in Utah.

Location:
In Dolores County, CO and San Juan County, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for this WSA is to release all of the area for uses other than wilderness.
 
The primary reason for the no wilderness recommendation is the existence of 6 oil and gas leases dating before the FLPMA of 1976.

Number of Acres:
21,896 (acreage in 1991)
23,978 (present day)
Location:
Eastern Garfield County, about 3 miles east of Boulder, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate 20,806 acres as wilderness.
 
About 74 percent of the recommended area has outstanding opportunities for solitude, 83 percent has outstanding opportunities for primitive recreation, 100 percent has opportunities for solitude, and 83 percent has outstanding opportunities for primitive recreation.

Number of Acres:
49,500 (acreage in 1991)
59,006 (present day)
Location:
In the Northern House Range, in northwestern Millard County, about 35 miles west of Delta, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate 34,379 acres as wilderness.
 
All of the area recommended for wilderness designation is natural. About 94 percent of the recommended portion has outstanding opportunities for solitude and primitive recreation and 30 percent has scenery of outstanding values.

Number of Acres:
19,030 (acreage in 1991)
19,416 (present day)
Location:
Southern Garfield County, about 5 miles northeast of Henrieville, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for this WSA is to release all of the area for uses other than wilderness.

Number of Acres:
10,080 (acreage in 1991)
9,921 (present day)
Location:
Central Kane County, about 40 miles east of Kanab, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate 5,100 acres as wilderness.
 
The portion recommended for wilderness designation includes most of the total area with outstanding opportunities for solitude, almost half of the total area with outstanding opportunities for primitive and unconfined recreation, and all of the area with exceptional scenic quality.

Number of Acres:
33,690 (acreage in 1991)
33,379 (present day)
Location:
Emery County, about 8 miles southeast of Sunnyside, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for this WSA is to release all of the area for uses other than wilderness.

Number of Acres:
42,140 (acreage in 1991)
49,429 (present day)
Location:
Wah Wah Mountains in southwestern Millard County and northwestern Beaver County, about 30 miles west of Milford, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate 36,382 acres as wilderness.
 
All of the area recommended for wilderness designation is natural and has outstanding opportunities for solitude and primitive recreation.

Number of Acres:
134,400 (acreage in 1991)
144,268 (present day)
Location:
Eastern Kane County, about 40 miles east of Kanab, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for this WSA is to release all of the area for uses other than wilderness.

Number of Acres:
17,682 (acreage in 1991)
3,283 (present day)
Location:
Moffat County, Colorado, and Dagget County, UT, approximately 65 miles northwest of Maybell, CO.
Details:
The recommendation for this WSA is to release all of the area for uses other than wilderness.

Number of Acres:
31,160 (acreage in 1991)
30,066 (present day)
Location:
Grand County, about 25 miles west of Grand Junction, CO and 30 miles northeast of Moab, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate 26,000 acres.
 
The entire recommended portion is in a natural condition, 79 percent of the area has outstanding opportunities for solitude, and 30 percent has outstanding opportunities for primitive recreation.

Number of Acres:
24,065 (acreage in 1991)
3,767 (present day)
Location:
Most of the WSA is located in Lincoln County, Nevada. A portion of the WSA lies within the State of UT on the western boundaries of Beaver and Iron Counties.
Details:
The recommendation for the original WSA is to designate the entire area as wilderness.
 
The area was recommended for wilderness because of its high degree of naturalness and solitude, the ease of management, and the lack of conflicts.

Number of Acres:
42,462 (acreage in 1991)
43,322 (present day)
Location:
Book Cliffs in southern Uintah County, about 60 miles south of Vernal, UT.
Details:
The recommendation for this WSA is to release all of the area for uses other than wilderness.