Wild Utah: America’s Red Rock Wilderness and Bears Ears
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, and world class hiking, climbing, rafting and camping. Yet most of this magnificent region lies unprotected. And recently, President Trump issued illegal orders dramatically reducing two of the region’s most cherished national monuments – Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante.
Terri Martin of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance will present a short video and show stunning images as she describes the citizens’ campaign to protect this priceless part of our natural heritage.
Brief Summary about SUWA
The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA) is made up of people from across the country who share the common goal of preserving Utah’s remaining desert wild lands, known collectively as America’s Redrock Wilderness.
Since 1983, SUWA has been the only independent organization working full-time to win protection of America’s redrock wilderness and defend it from oil and gas development, unnecessary road construction, rampant off-road vehicle use, and other threats to Utah’s wilderness-quality lands.
Terri Martin is an organizer with the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. Formerly, she worked with the National Parks and Conservation Association as their Rocky Mountain Regional Director.
We will see you there!
Every first Thursday of the month, Friends of Nevada Wilderness hosts a local environmental expert at REI Boca Park in their Community Room. Doors open at 6:45 giving you enough time to socialize and grab a snack before the presentation begins at 7 pm.
Please join us at REI Boca Park every first Thursday for a new speaker every month!