Kane County claims this typical Class D
“road” is a county highway.
Utah Governor Gary Herbert just launched the biggest attack against Utah’s wilderness we’ve faced in fifteen years.
The State of Utah is suing the United States to seize control over nearly 17,000 “roads,” many of which are actually wash bottoms or other rough trails. They slice apart the San Rafael Swell, Grand Staircase-Escalante and Canyonlands National Park.
If the State wins then the Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service can’t stop ATVs and dirt bikes from ripping through proposed wilderness.
We’ve proven we can win these battles. In May, a judge ruled against the State of Utah’s bid to force the National Park Service to open Salt Creek Canyon in Canyonlands National Park to off-road vehicles.
But this fight is over 17,000 thousand off-road vehicle routes, not one.
The State has blustered for two decades that it would file this lawsuit, and Herbert finally pulled the trigger. The State is now gearing up with lawyers and field workers, and it will blow millions of dollars before this fight is done.
We’ve defended the Redrock before when others said it couldn’t be done. And with your help, we’ll do it again.