National Landscape Conservation System

National Conservation Areas

Western public lands possess landscapes of remarkable character and beauty. Many of these places have received special recognition and protection through congressional or presidential conservation designations. National Conservation Areas (NCAs) are designated by Congress to conserve, protect, enhance, and manage public lands for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations. These lands feature exceptional scientific, cultural, ecological, historical, and/or recreational values. Currently, BLM's National Conservation Lands includes 17 NCAs and five similarly designated lands in ten states.
The St. George Field Office manages approximately 113,000 acres in two designated National Conservation Areas.

National Conservation Lands


Remnants of Wm. McMullin Home In Red Cliffs National Conservation AreaDesert wash with Joshua trees in Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Area.