Talks Target Redrock Canyon Country Issue

Monument Arch. Photo by James Kay
PEEC News:
The redrock canyon country of southern Utah is one of most stunningly beautiful landscapes on this planet, containing spectacular geologic formations, amazing cliff dwellings and rock art of ancient peoples, and world class hiking, climbing, rafting and biking. Yet most of this magnificent region lies unprotected. And this year, the future of Utah’s redrock hangs in the balance.

The Utah delegation is poised to introduce public lands legislation for the entire eastern half of Utah, which may diminish, rather than increase, protection for Utah’s wildlands. Meanwhile, conservationists and Native American tribes are encouraging President Obama to proclaim a national monument to protect the Greater Canyonlands and Bears Ears region.

Terri Martin, Southwest Regional Organizer of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance will offer two presentations to Los Alamos:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center, will focus on a pictorial tour of this spectacular area; and
  • Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. at UNM-LA (building 2, room 203), will focus on the “Campaign to Protect Utah’s Redrock Wildlands,” and the important role New Mexicans can play in protecting it.
Martin and SUWA work closely with the national staff of the Sierra Club and the local Utah Chapter on the Utah Redrock Wilderness effort. You may already be a supporter of this critical effort, so please come join us to meet Martin and discover what we can do to protect this singular and beloved landscape.
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