Wayne County is located in south-central Utah and is one of the most rural counties in the state slightly more than 1900 people live in the county. It has the one of the most varied landscapes in the state. These range from high mountains of 11,000 feet to deserts by Lake Powell at 3000 feet.
Wayne County consists of 1,591,040 acres 84% is federal lands and 6% private. Resource decisions and issues that affect the federal lands have a major impact on the people in the county.
Average low winter temperatures: 24 degrees; average high summer temperatures: 80 degrees; average precipitation: 7 inches in the valleys and 40+ in the high mountains. Extremes are the norm in Wayne County winter low are often -40 and annual precipitation is lees than 6 inches.