The Friends of Jawbone is happy to announce the repairs to the Bright Star Wilderness Corridor are complete and it is now open. Due to severe storm damage, the corridor was closed to protect the wilderness from impacts by OHV's. Please remember to use care and stay on the designated trail.
We invite our visitors to take advantage of the corridor and explore the beauty of the Bright Star Wilderness. Although there are no designated hiking trails, you will enjoy the peacefulness and incredible array of bird life. This wilderness is home to beautiful pinon pine, juniper vegetation and more than 275 species of bird. The Bright Star protects watersheds which are critical to these migratory birds that live in or use the area throughout the year.
Recently, the National Audubon Society has donated an additional 434 acres to the BLM for preservation in and around the Bright Star Wilderness area. This protected area lies within the Jawbone-Butterbredt Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC).