National Conservation Area

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National Conservation Area is a designation for certain protected areas in the United States. They are nature conservation areas managed by the United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) under the National Landscape Conservation System.

Restrictions vary between these conservation areas, but generally they are not leased or sold under mining laws and motorized vehicle use is restricted, unlike many other BLM areas.

National Conservation Areas[edit]

There are sixteen National Conservation Areas within the National Landscape Conservation System, they are:


Conservation Area BLM Acres State
Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Area 68,083 Utah
Black Rock Desert – High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area 799,165 Nevada
Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area 209,610 Colorado
El Malpais National Conservation Area 339,100 New Mexico
Fort Stanton – Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area 24,950 New Mexico
Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area 21,767 Arizona
Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area 62,844 Colorado
King Range National Conservation Area 57,288 California
Las Cienegas National Conservation Area 35,280 Arizona
McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area 122,300 Colorado
Red Cliffs National Conservation Area 44,725 Utah
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area 195,819 Nevada
San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area 55,495 Arizona
Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area 48,438 Nevada
Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area 484,034 Idaho
Steese National Conservation Area 1,208,624 Alaska


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