In April, President Obama established the “America’s Great Outdoors” initiative in order to start a national dialogue about conservation. This is your opportunity to tell the Department of the Interior and the rest of the Obama administration that Utah’s wilderness-quality lands deserve much needed protections.
Make your voice heard! The administration has created a website for the America’s Great Outdoors initiative so citizens across the country can share their thoughts and ideas about conservation. It is important that wilderness advocates like yourself demonstrate widespread support for protecting our wild public lands.
Please visit the site and “promote” the ideas “Protect Wilderness-Quality Public Lands” and “Overturn the ‘No More Wilderness’ Policy”. Feel free to browse and vote on the other ideas, comment, or create an idea of your own. You will have to register on the site before you are able to promote, demote, or comment on any ideas.
In addition, the administration has been holding public “listening sessions” in order to hear from you in person about what conservation issues matter to you. If you are interested in attending a listening session in your area to speak on behalf of Utah wilderness, please fill out this form. Upcoming sessions will be held in New Mexico and Pennsylvania, with more expected to be scheduled throughout the summer.
And don’t forget – the summer congressional recess is a great opportunity for you to talk to your members of Congress about protecting Utah’s redrock country. Please fill out this form if you are interested in participating in Wild Utah Summer of Local Action.
Thank you for all of your efforts!