The Civil Air Patrol will help the Bureau of Land Management catch pot hunters and illegal wood cutters.

The Utah office of the BLM and the Utah wing of the CAP have signed an agreement providing for CAP reconnaissance flights over BLM lands.The CAP observers will direct BLM rangers to artifact hunters, illegal wood cutting and mining operations and wilderness area degradation, the BLM said Wednesday.

It said the CAP crews will gain increased familiarity with the countryside that will improve their abilities during search-and-rescue operations.