Redrock Wilderness Summer 2012 Highlights

Utah Wilderness Protection Grows Despite Fierce Antagonism from Local Officials

Lower Muddy Creek (Stephen Trimble) Wilderness protection has come a fair way over the past 30 years.  With our members and friends, SUWA has successfully defended nearly 10 million acres of redrock landscape for three decades.  And we’ve gained some form of protection for almost 5.5 million acres of the same canyon country — more than the original redrock wilderness bill sought to protect.  Read more . . .

Blunting the Impacts of Energy Development

Horse Bench Over the past three years, SUWA’s work on energy projects, including a
series of unprecedented agreements with oil and gas operators, has led
to real, on-the-ground conservation gains for the Desolation Canyon and
White River proposed wilderness areas.  Read more . . .

State of Utah Drops RS 2477 Litigation Bomb

Glen Canyon NRA RS2477 claim In May, the State of Utah filed 21 lawsuits in the span of about two
weeks (over 27,000 pages of written complaints).  In all, the state and
its county partners are seeking about 12,000 RS 2477 claims in national
parks, two wilderness areas, two national wildlife refuges, wilderness study areas and proposed wilderness areas, and
the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.  Read more . . .

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