Happy anniversary to the Dingell Act!
Exactly one year ago, the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act (Dingell Act) became law. This remarkable conservation achievement included new wilderness, a Wild and Scenic River, and other conservation designations on public lands in Utah. The Price Field Office manages a majority of the Dingell Act designations in Utah (including 17 wilderness areas, a recreation area, a national monument, and a wild and scenic river). The Dingell Act also included a number of important exchanges and conveyances state-wide and designated the John Wesley Powell National Conservation Area and McCoy Flats Trail System to be managed by the Vernal Field Office. From the expansive San Rafael Swell Recreation Area to the 870-acre Jurassic National Monument, these designations represent the diversity and unique values of desert landscapes. Local BLM staff have been hard at work developing signage, planning for visitors, and working with local stakeholders.
BLM staff in Utah will continue to work with our local communities on implementation of the Dingell Act. This landmark law permanently protects natural and cultural resources, provides significant recreation opportunities, and enhances access on public lands for present and future generations.
- Explore Bears Ears National Monument with 3D guided tours of the Mule Canyon Village and House on Fire
- Foundations of the Past, Present and Future: River House Stabilization Project
- An innovative approach to visitor education in Bears Ears National Monument
- Partners work together to refresh the Thompson Springs fuel break in Utah
- Petroglyphs Hidden in Plain Sight: Insights into the Prehistoric Rock Imagery of Utah’s West Desert