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Woolsey Peak Wilderness

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Area Management

The Woolsey Peak Wilderness is part of the 110 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. This System of lands provides clean air, water, and habitat critical for rare and endangered plants and animals. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities like hiking, backpacking, climbing, kayaking, canoeing, rafting, horse packing, bird watching, stargazing, and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. You play an important role in helping to "secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness" as called for by the Congress of the United States through the Wilderness Act of 1964. Please follow the requirements outlined below and use Leave No Trace techniques when visiting the Woolsey Peak Wilderness to ensure protection of this unique area.

Objective 1: Maintain or enhance the natural character of the Woolsey Peak Wilderness and provide forthe long-term protection of wilderness values by eliminating or reducing the evidence of human disturbances, managing human impacts in the Woolsey Wash corridor and wilderness boundary, protecting prehistoric and historic cultural resources, and maintaining a typical Sonoran Desert plant community.

Objective 2: Maintain outstanding opportunities for primitive recreation and solitude by allowing commercial outfitting and guide use, acquiring legal access, and not designating or constructing trails, trailheads, or other facilitated recreation developments.

Objective 3: Manage land uses and activities provided for in wilderness legislation, while conserving wilderness values by defining limits on the use of motorized equipment for activities associated with livestock grazing, wildlife management, wild horse and burro management, wildland fire suppression, and scientific study and inventory; by defining the need for additional range developments, wildlife water developments and how wild horses and burros will be managed.

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