Success Story 2019

Emery County

Emery County, UT Photo: Bob Wick
Emery County
The Pew Charitable Trusts Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance
971,977 acres and 63 river miles protected

The Emery County Public Lands Management Act protects 971,997 acres of public land in Emery County Utah, including more than 700,000 acres of Wilderness. The legislation also protects most of the iconic San Rafael Swell as a National Recreation Area and 63 miles of the Green River as Wild and Scenic. Congress passed this bill in February 2019 as part of the Natural Resources Management Act.