Wilderness Boundary
Wilderness Boundary

Wilderness, Roadless and WSA Boundaries

  • Category: Boundaries
  • Data Type: GIS Data Layer
  • Steward(s): AGRC, BLM, U.S. Forest Service and SITLA
  • Abstract: This dataset contains GIS mapping data pertaining to wilderness boundaries including BLM re-inventory and stability, WSAs, National Forest inventoried roadless areas and existing federally designated wilderness.

Wilderness Boundaries

Wilderness

This data represents the combined BLM and USFS wilderness areas of Utah. Wilderness areas from the BLM National Lands Conservation System (NLCS) were merged with U.S. Forest Service wilderness areas in the National Wilderness Preservation System, preserving the polygon geometry and the name attributes only. The complete BLM and USFS data can be found at:

Related Resources

Comments, questions, compliments, or concerns can be directed to the staff from AGRC at agrc@utah.gov or 801-538-3665.

Downloads and Web Services
  • Utah Wilderness Areas: SGID Open Data Downloads and APIs
  • Utah Wilderness Areas: File Geodatabase
  • Utah Wilderness Areas: Shapefile
Updates
  • 2020 - Emery County wilderness areas added
  • 2009 - Washington County wilderness areas created
  • 2006 - BLM wilderness created in the Cedar Mountains (Tooele County)

U.S. Forest Service Roadless Inventory

Roadless

The USFS Roadless Inventory dataset contains all the National Forest Inventoried Roadless Areas. The IRA data was originally submitted to GSTC (Geometronics Service and Technical Center) by all the national forests through their Regional Office for the Forest Service's Roadless Area Conservation Initiative. The data was consolidated at the GSTC and used the Draft Environment Impact Statement. Between the draft and final states of the Environmental Impact Statement, the data was updated by the forests to reflect any corrections to Inventories Roadless Areas that were based on their existing forest plan. The data was also supplemented to include Special Designated Area information and to include Inventories Roadless Areas with Special Designated Areas. The data was resubmitted to the GSTC on July 21, 2000 for consolidation and the completed coverage was used in the Roadless Area Conservation Final Environmental Impact Statement. IRAs are based on completed forest plans, forest plans in revision where the agency has established an inventory (this information should be available in Appendix C of most foret plans) or other assessments that are completed and adopted by the agency. RARE II information was used in cases where a forest does not have a more current roadless inventory that was established using RARE II information.

The native spatial reference for this dataset is UTM Zone 12N, NAD83 (0.01 meter coordinate precision). There are no constraints or warranties with regard to the use of this dataset. Users are encouraged to attribute content to: State of Utah, SGID. The dataset is maintained by the United States Forest Service.

Comments, questions, compliments, or concerns can be directed to the staff from AGRC at agrc@utah.gov or 801-538-3665.

Downloads and Web Services
  • Utah USFS Roadless Inventory: SGID Open Data Downloads and APIs
  • Utah USFS Roadless Inventory: File Geodatabase
  • Utah USFS Roadless Inventory: Shapefile
Updates
  • Updates to this dataset are published by the USFS

BLM Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs)

WSAs

The Wilderness BLM WSAs dataset contains all the BLM Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs). It also identifies lands that are not WSAs but were administratively endorsed for wilderness by the BLM in the 1991 wilderness study reports sent to the President and Congress. It also identifies acquired lands that are not WSAs, but are managed as if they were WSAs as a result of congressional direction.

This layer is generally used for WSA identification and management, planning, and case-by-case actions where NEPA documentations is prepared. The data was digitized at the BLM Utah State Office from 1:24,000 USGS quadrangle paper maps using MOSS ADS. This data was also integrated with GCDB, Transportation, and Hydrography at 1:24,000 scale.

There are no constraints or warranties with regard to the use of this dataset. Users are encouraged to attribute content to: State of Utah, SGID. The dataset is maintained by the United States Forest Service.

Comments, questions, compliments, or concerns can be directed to the staff from AGRC at agrc@utah.gov or 801-538-3665.

Downloads and Web Services
  • BLM Wilderness Study Areas for Utah: SGID Open Data Downloads and APIs
  • BLM Wilderness Study Areas for Utah: File Geodatabase
  • BLM Wilderness Study Areas for Utah: Shapefile
Updates
  • 1991

BLM 1998 Wilderness Reinventory

Reinventory

The Wilderness BLM98 Reinventory dataset represents the 1998 Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wilderness Characteristics Inventory. It represents the BLM's inventory of areas that have Wilderness Characteristics. The data set is at 1:24,000. The native spatial reference for this dataset is UTM Zone 12N, NAD83 (0.01 meter coordinate precision). There are no constraints or warranties with regard to the use of this dataset. Users are encouraged to attribute content to: State of Utah, SGID. The dataset is maintained by the United States Forest Service.

Comments, questions, compliments, or concerns can be directed to the staff from AGRC at agrc@utah.gov or 801-538-3665.

Downloads and Web Services
  • Utah Wilderness BLM 98 Reinventory: SGID Open Data Downloads and APIs
  • Utah Wilderness BLM 98 Reinventory: File Geodatabase
  • Utah Wilderness BLM 98 Reinventory: Shapefile
Updates
  • 2001

BLM Wilderness Suitability

Suitability

The Wilderness BLM Suitability data layer identifies which WSAs or portions of WSAs were recommended to Congress as suitable for wilderness designation. This layer is used as an historical reference only. This layer shows lands that was recommended to the President and Congress for wilderness designation as a result of the FLPMA Section 603 wilderness review mandate.

Do not use this layer for WSA identification and management, planning, or for case-by-case actions where National Environmental Policy ACT (NEPA) documentation is prepared.

The native spatial reference for this dataset is UTM Zone 12N, NAD83 (0.01 meter coordinate precision). There are no constraints or warranties with regard to the use of this dataset. Users are encouraged to attribute content to: State of Utah, SGID. The dataset is maintained by the United States Forest Service.

Comments, questions, compliments, or concerns can be directed to the staff from AGRC at agrc@utah.gov or 801-538-3665.

Downloads and Web Services
  • Utah Wilderness BLM Suitability: SGID Open Data Downloads and APIs
  • Utah Wilderness BLM Suitability: File Geodatabase
  • Utah Wilderness BLM Suitability: Shapefile
Updates
  • 1991