Yesterday, more than 100 outdoor-related businesses sent a letter to President Obama urging him to protect Greater Canyonlands as a national monument.
Can you add your voice to the effort to protect Greater Canyonlands by contacting President Obama today?
Yesterday’s announcement is big news, and it represents a major milestone in the effort to protect the magnificent Greater Canyonlands region.
Some of the biggest names in the outdoor industry – including Patagonia, Eastern Mountain Sports, and Black Diamond – along with 43 Utah businesses stepped forward to make the case that land conservation and a strong economy go hand in hand.
As the business leaders wrote in their letter to Obama: “The future of our outdoor recreation economy depends on protecting iconic landscapes – such as Greater Canyonlands – where people go to recreate. And monument proclamation is an important and effective way to provide the protection that is needed.”
The reaction from Utah Governor Gary Herbert and the Utah congressional delegation was predictable. But in truth, Utah politicians have invited this call for greater protection of Greater Canyonlands. Governor Herbert’s radical attack on our public lands – including filing 22 lawsuits against the federal government and signing a law demanding that the federal government give him 30 million acres of public land – is a threat not just to the wildlands of Southern Utah, but to the workers and businesses that rely upon those wildlands as part of the recreation economy.
People’s favorite places are threatened by Gov. Herbert’s attack, and so are their livelihoods. That’s why more than 100 businesses wrote to President Obama seeking protection of Greater Canyonlands.
Thank you for taking action.