Despite the fact that nearly a quarter of America’s greenhouse gas emissions come from fossil fuel development on public lands, the Trump administration keeps pushing oil and gas leasing in Utah’s wild places. Not only does this threaten our climate, it also shatters the peace and quiet of our wilderness, damages sacred Native American ancestral sites, and degrades critical desert wildlife habitat.
SUWA has succeeded in blocking new oil and gas leasing in proposed wilderness by arguing that the Bureau of Land Management must take projected climate change impacts into account before issuing new leases. We have prevented more than 328,000 acres of Utah public lands from being leased to private oil and gas companies.
Our supporters are what make this work possible — Please join the movement! Below are five important things you can do today to help keep Utah wild.
#1 Become a member of SUWA. More than 90 percent of our funding comes from membership dues and donations.
Text keyword SUWA to 52886 to join SUWA’s text alert list. You will receive occasional texts at critical moments informing you how to take timely action, where to go to attend an imminent event (rallies, protests, important public meetings, presentations), and more. You can also click here to get started.
SUWA offers the opportunity for volunteers to join public land managers for hands-on work trips in various backcountry locations. Get your hands dirty and enjoy spectacular scenery while learning more about the issues affecting Utah’s public lands. Click here for a list of scheduled stewardship projects & trainings.
Get your own Protect Wild Utah lawn sign simply by filling out a form — we’ll deliver it to the address you provide. NOTE: at this time we are only able to deliver to residents in the following Utah counties: Salt Lake, Davis, Utah, Cache, Weber, Summit and Grand. Order your lawn sign now >>