PAROWAN -- Iron County is responding to federal wild lands restrictions with a resource management plan calling for multiple uses in its wilderness areas.
The Iron County Commission amended its general plan Monday to outline uses for 10 proposed wilderness areas that the Utah Wilderness Coalition identified in a Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah.
The Spectrum of St. George reports the action followed a lawsuit last Wednesday by the Utah Association of Counties and the Uintah County Commission against federal Interior Secretary Ken Salazar over repeal of a 2003 land designations settlement.
That agreement called for the Bureau of Land Management to limit adding wilderness study areas.
Iron County referred Monday to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 defining the BLM mission as one of multiple uses.