The Basin And Range Wilderness in Millard County Utah is as unique in character as it is unique to all the world.
If not preserved by wilderness designation it faces an uncertain future. With
the new administration in Washington and the appointment of Interior Secretary Salazar the future prospects for preserving these beatuiful and delicate desert landscapes is looking much brighter. One of the most threatening phenonmena occurring in Utah is the destruction of wilderness quality areas by both legal and many times, illegal all terrain vehicle damage.Click here to
see pictures of recent illegal ATV activity and damage. The State of Utah's policies are also adding
a much greater risk for destruction of wilderness characteristics in our wild lands from
gas and oil exploration. Click here to see a few photos of gas well damage and pollution in the Book Cliffs area of Utah.
In the 1990's the Utah Wilderness Coalition had volunteers out resurveying all the Utah Bureau of Land Management lands that would qualify as wilderness. In July 1998 they released the results of the many miles and hours of work which included thousands of photographs documenting the status of the lands as they were then. The American Redrock Wilderness Act reflects that updated and verified data. With the passage of the America's Red Rock Wilderness Act the Basin and Range area in western Utah would gain the preservation and protection these striking landscapes deserve.
For further information on the areas or how you can help preserve them--contact
the following web sites...........
Utah Wilderness Coalition
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance
Coloradans for Utah Wilderness
Wilderness.Net Another fine wilderness information website
Utah Wilderness Surf Sites Fred's page and it has a bazillion great links! Check it out.
Wilderness Society Page
Colorado Environmental Coalition Another wilderness concern
The House of Representatives in Washington Direct connection to your Congress
Comments, questions, suggestions? -- about these pages, about wilderness
issues, about ?................
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