Green River Proposed for Wild and Scenic River Designation
The Green River through Red Canyon has recently been proposed for wild and scenic designation as part of Daggett County’s portion of Rep. Rob Bishop’s Public Lands Initiative. The current proposal would designate 14 miles of the popular fishing and floating sections of the Green below Flaming Gorge Dam, commonly known as the “A “ and “B” sections. This is great news as the URC has called for the entire Green River in Utah to be designated wild and scenic, as well as other amazing rivers throughout Utah for nearly 20 years. While the proposal is still in its early stages, receiving wild and scenic designation would create permanent protection for the Colorado River’s largest tributary if Congress were to pass legislation out of the process. Make sure to sign up for our email newsletter to stay updated on this exciting process.
Red Canyon of the Green River is one of the world's premier fly fishing destinations. Photo: Ray Bloxham