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Utah Wildlife Management Unit Wasatch Mtns West Black Bear

  • ID:Wasatch Mtns West
  • State:UT
  • Species:Black Bear
  • Area:1,696 square miles
  • Elevation:4,300 ft - 11,600 ft
  • Public Lands:1,107 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:66%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:7
  • Campgrounds:51
  • Fishing Access Sites:4
  • Trailheads:38
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:4,671 acres
  • National Forests:Ashley National Forest, Uinta National Forest, Wasatch National Forest
  • Lat-Long:40.347785, -111.447812

The Wasatch Mtns West unit regulates hunting opportunities for black bear in Utah and covers 1,696 square miles. Public lands comprise 1,107 square miles (66%) of the total land covered by this wildlife management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Provo, Sandy, and Orem. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 4,300 feet to a high of 11,600 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 4,671 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This area contains 51 campgrounds, and 4 public fishing access sites. There are 38 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Ashley National Forest, Uinta National Forest, Wasatch National Forest, Lone Peak Wilderness, Mount Olympus Wilderness, Mount Timpanogos Wilderness, Twin Peaks Wilderness. Additionally, 7 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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