This past Friday, more than 150 residents of Moab turned out at the historic Star Hall for an evening with the Greater Canyonlands Coalition to talk about Greater Canyonlands: The Next 50 Years.
The event started out with a reading by author Terry Tempest Williams.
And was followed by a special preview of the film Our Canyonlands, produced by filmmaker Justin Clifton in partnership with the Grand Canyon Trust.
The evening ended with a panel discussion moderated by SUWA’s Mathew Gross and featuring Emily Stock of Canyon Country Rising Tide; Walt Dabney, former superintendent of Canyonlands National Park; and Grand Canyon Trust Executive Director Bill Hedden.
During the question and answer period, a number of Moab locals voiced support for the proposed Greater Canyonlands National Monument, for which support in Moab is higher than often expected.