Management of Wilderness Study Areas

The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) wilderness study areas are managed as part of the BLM's National Landscape Conservation System (National Conservation Lands).  This 20-minute presentation provides a brief policy overview for BLM employees on the management of wilderness study areas.  This presentation covers one manual:  Manual 6330 – Management of Wilderness Study Areas.


For more information regarding this presentation on the management of BLM wilderness study 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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