Wild and Scenic Rivers Management Plans

Through the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, Congress designated approximately 165 miles of the Virgin River and its tributaries across federal land within and adjacent to Zion National Park to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. Eleven river segments, totaling approximately 19 miles, are managed by the BLM St. George Field Office. Each of the segments flows into, or out of, Zion National Park and a majority are within new wilderness areas that were also designated in the 2009 legislation.

The BLM will complete management plans for these rivers through a public process in the future.

To find out more about the Wild and Scenic Rivers within the SGFO area click here.

Additional Information
Scoping Meeting Schedule
Background Materials