All you need to do is explore the area, visiting it a few times per year, and use your expertise to keep local Club leaders and public officials informed about the area's environmental problems and threats. The issues that affect an area can include off-road vehicle use, trail maintenance, public access, proposed commercial developments, endangered plants and animals, and grazing.
We've tentatively divided our local roadless areas into twelve adoption units, shown on the map below. Not all of the units qualify for official "roadless" status by Forest Service standards, but all of these lands are still substantially natural and in need of our help to keep them that way. Six of the units are proposed for Wilderness status by the Ogden Sierra Club, but only one is recommended for this status by the Forest Service.
Our Adopt-a-Roadless-Area program is modeled after the Utah Chapter's very successful Adopt-a-Wilderness program for Utah's BLM lands. That program has shown time and again how much difference even one individual can make in identifying problems and speaking out to eliminate them.
An adopter can be an individual, a family, or a small group. If you would like more information, please contact Jock Glidden (801-394-0457, email@example.com) or Dan Schroeder (801-393-4603, firstname.lastname@example.org).
To learn more about one of the 12 roadless units, click on its number or name on the map below, or use these links: Willard; Ben Lomond; Lewis Peak; Taylor-Coldwater; Wheeler Creek; Burch Creek; Thurston Peak; Francis Peak; Public Grove; Middle Fork; Upper South Fork; Monte Cristo.
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Last modified on 14 February 2002.