National Conservation Area is a designation for certain protected areas in the United States. They are nature conservation areas managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) under the National Landscape Conservation System.
Restrictions vary between these conservation areas, but generally they are not leased or sold under mining laws and motorized vehicle use is restricted, unlike many other BLM areas.
There are seventeen National Conservation Areas within the National Landscape Conservation System, they are:
|Conservation Area||BLM Acres||State|
|Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Area||68,083||Utah|
|Black Rock Desert – High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area||799,165||Nevada|
|Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area||209,610||Colorado|
|El Malpais National Conservation Area||339,100||New Mexico|
|Fort Stanton – Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area||24,950||New Mexico|
|Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area||21,767||Arizona|
|Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area||62,844||Colorado|
|John Wesley Powell National Conservation Area||29,868||Utah|
|King Range National Conservation Area||57,288||California|
|Las Cienegas National Conservation Area||35,280||Arizona|
|McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area||122,300||Colorado|
|Red Cliffs National Conservation Area||44,725||Utah|
|Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area||195,819||Nevada|
|San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area||55,495||Arizona|
|Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area||48,438||Nevada|
|Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area||484,034||Idaho|
|Steese National Conservation Area||1,208,624||Alaska|
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