Wilderness Management Plans

Through the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, Congress designated approximately 129,300 acres of BLM-managed public lands as new wilderness in Washington County, Utah. The St. George Field Office (SGFO) now manages nearly 132,000 acres of designated wilderness in 15 wilderness areas ranging in size from the 32-acre Taylor Creek Wilderness to the 44,530-acre Canaan Mountain Wilderness.

A management plan for the new wilderness areas will be completed by the SGFO through a public planning process, and will provide direction on the management of recreation, livestock grazing, fire suppression, and other administrative issues.

The anticipated date for the release of the draft Wilderness Management Plan is 2015.

To find out more about each Wilderness area please click here.

Additional Information
Scoping Meeting
Background Materials