COPPER MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS STUDY AREA
The Copper Mountain WSA encompasses 6,858 acres of BLM-administered land without any inholdings or split estate. It is part of the Copper Mountain Range also known as the Bridger Mountains. It is dry and mountainous with scattered limber pine and juniper on rocky slopes. The stark ridges and draws of the study area stand in sharp contrast to the waters of nearby Boysen Reservoir.
Access to wild lands inherently requires navigational skills and requires four wheel-drive/high clearance vehicles. Visitors should be prepared for adverse weather and road conditions. The WSAs in the Lander Field Office are primarily accessed by unnamed/unsigned two track roads; in many cases, these roads are impossible to find without good navigational skills and equipment. You will need to use your navigational skills to access the Copper Mountain WSA from the Birdseye Pass Road. Motorized travel is expressly prohibited. Additionally, the WSA is closed to mineral entry, including gold panning.
Access to wild lands inherently requires good navigational skills and four-wheel drive or high-clearance vehicles. Visitors should be prepared for adverse weather and road conditions. The WSAs in the BLM Field Office are primarily accessed by unnamed or unsigned two-track roads that in many cases may be difficult to find without sufficient navigational skills and equipment.
Wilderness Study Areas
WSAs are undeveloped federal lands that retain their primeval character and influence, without permanent improvements or human habitation, and are managed so as not to impair their suitability for preservation as wilderness. Backcountry recreation is a common use along with Leave no Trace Outdoor ethics. Please be advised these areas are restricted and do not allow for the use of motorized and mechanized equipment.