The State Lands and Forestry Board has unanimously passed a resolution that calls for Congress to comply with the process established by the Bureau of Land Management in designating wilderness areas and objected to any attempt to "end run the designation process already in place."

The land board is concerned that wilderness bills that could soon be introduced into Congress will circumvent the procedures the Bureau of Land Management has, which include numerous opportunities for public comment and involvement.The BLM is currently studying areas for potential wilderness designation,and the board is asking that Congress delay any bills until after the BLM has completed that process and public comment is allowed.

The Utah Association of Counties and the Utah Farm Bureau spoke in favor of the resolution.