Utah Wilderness News, February 29, 2012

The Greater Canyonlands campaign has spread to Colorado!

“In this election year, Coloradans could play a critical role by asking President Obama to proclaim the Greater Canyonlands region as a National Monument. President Obama has the power, through the federal Antiquities Act of 1906, to make such a proclamation with the stroke of a pen, and 1.4 million acres of federally owned public lands have been identified as worthy of this action. These acres have long been a destination for front-range families, and protecting them will ensure that current and future generations can renew spirits, bond with family and friends, and create memories that last a lifetime.”  Guest column – Boulder Daily Camera

“A campaign to ‘Protect the Greater Canyonlands’ – 1.4 million acres of land surrounding Canyonlands National Park in southern Utah – has been sweeping across Colorado campuses, encouraging students to call on President Obama’s ability to preserve this wild space from ‘rampant off-road vehicle abuse, proposed uranium and tar sand mining and oil and gas development.'”  Read more – Denver University Clarion

“I am one Coloradan of many who has a deep connection with the red rock country of Utah and visit as often as possible. Not only is it home to visual and historical treasure, its desert offers a restorative peace that is like nothing else I’ve experienced.

Unfortunately, only some areas are protected; many are still vulnerable to destruction due to off-road vehicle use and mining. It is time that President Obama recognize the threat and take action to ensure that the wild lands of Utah are unequivocally protected.”  Letter-to-the-Editor – Boulder Daily Camera