Governor Issues Statement on BLM Reversal of Wild Lands Designation

Salt Lake City — Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert has issued the following statement in response to today’s BLM announcement that it will not designate any lands as “Wild Lands”:
 
“This is a win for Utah’s county by county process, which has proven successful in identifying wilderness. I have defended Utah’s process in my multiple conversations with Secretary Salazar and Deputy Hayes, so I am pleased they are listening. This may be a step in the right direction, but Utah will remain vigilant and engaged on this critical front.”