Management of Designated Wilderness Areas

The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) designated wilderness areas are managed as part of the BLM's National Landscape Conservation System (National Conservation Lands).  This 38-minute presentation provides a brief policy summary for BLM employees on the management of areas designated as wilderness by Congress.  This presentation covers one manual:  Manual 6340 – Management of Designated Wilderness Areas.


For more information regarding this presentation on the management of BLM wilderness areas, please contact Chris Barns at or (406) 243-4625.  Additional resources regarding the BLM’s wilderness program can be found at:


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