BLM Restoration Landscapes

BLM Restoration Landscapes: Courtesy US Bureau of Land Management No Endorsement Implied with Use

Courtesy US Bureau of Land Management
No Endorsement Implied with Use

The Bureau of Land Management has selected 21 BLM Restoration Landscapes where we will focus investments in ecosystem restoration and the economic resilience of communities that depend on these lands to support their livelihoods and traditions. Two of these Restoration Landscapes are in Utah:

UTAH | Upper Bear River

The waters of the Bear River and Bear Lake are the primary input for the Great Salt Lake, which is drying and shrinking at an alarming rate. Uplands are key habitat for big game and the largest, most contiguous intact sagebrush/sage-grouse habitat in Utah. Riparian restoration and maintenance, planting and managing diverse native vegetation, improving stream crossings, and restoring habitat for greater sage-grouse, migratory birds and big game will contribute to resilience across northern Utah. Innovative and collaborative systems for managing grazing in the Three Creeks area has laid the groundwork for ongoing conservation collaboration. BLM Restoration Landscapes

UTAH | Color Country Converging

Stretches of the Mojave Desert, Central Basin and Range, and the Colorado Plateau – each immense ecoregions that help define the West – converge in this landscape, with many plants and wildlife at the edges of their ranges. Plants exist here that are found nowhere else on earth. The scenery and experience invite outdoor adventures, and communities in this part of the state have grown significantly. The BLM, in turn, is investing in recreational services and restoration projects that increase water availability, address habitat fragmentation and restore riparian systems. In addition, work will restore greater sage grouse habitat at the southernmost edge of its range. BLM Restoration Landscapes

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See also: BLM Vegetation Restoration

Content above adapted from BLM’s content.