Bear River Watershed Conservation Area

Bear River wetlands looking south

Managing wildlife and natural resources at a landscape level, this project will help maintain and protect species and habitat within the entire Bear River Watershed - from the top of the Uinta mountains to the bottom of the Great Salt Lake basin.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is seeking to complement existing conservation efforts in the Bear River Watershed by working with numerous partners including private landowners, nongovernmental organizations, and other agencies on the draft land protection plan and environmental assessment for the Bear River Watershed Conservation Area project.

The proposed project would establish a new conservation easement program, and would allow the Service to work with willing sellers in the Bear River watershed whose lands provide important habitat for fish and wildlife resources.

For more information about the proposed project and upcoming public meetings, see the link below:



To provide scoping comments on the proposed Bear River Watershed Conservation Area project, please send comments to