In 2025, just 15 years from now, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act will have been guiding the agency’s management for 50 years. In that same year, the National Landscape Conservation System will turn 25.
This research paper is intended to identify issues relating to climate change that the Forest Service should consider as it revises its forest management plans in the Sierra Nevada. Climate change puts at risk the ability of ecosystems to continue to provide the values we expect from wildlands.
The Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area and Dominguez Canyon Wilderness, in western Colorado, were designated in the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009. The Dominguez-Escalante NCA RMP will guide management for these areas for the next 20 years.
The Wilderness Act of 1964 established grazing guidelines in wilderness areas. Wilderness designation allows for grazing in most designated areas, and motorized vehicles can be used for resource protection when deemed necessary.