Many of the state’s “road” claims are as rough and
overgrown as this one. Copyright Ray Bloxham/SUWA.
Last night, Utah Governor Gary Herbert declared war on Utah’s wilderness.
In his State of the State address, Herbert defiantly declared that he will “fortify our state as a bulwark against federal overreach” and fight the federal government to gain control over Utah’s wild public lands.
Can you make a contribution to SUWA today, so we can block the State of Utah’s anti-wilderness land grab?
Herbert has launched the biggest attack against Utah’s wilderness we’ve faced in fifteen years.
He’s pledged to sue the United States government to seize control over nearly 17,000 “roads.” Many are actually wash bottoms or rough trails that would slice apart the San Rafael Swell, the Grand Staircase, and Canyonlands National Park.
If Herbert succeeds, the Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service will be powerless to stop ATVs and dirt bikes from ripping through proposed wilderness.
We need your help to defend Utah’s wilderness. These lands belong to all Americans and generations to come, not to a handful of Utah politicians.
Anti-wilderness factions in the State have blustered for two decades that this lawsuit would be filed—and Governor Herbert finally pulled the trigger. The State is gearing up with lawyers and field workers, and is marshaling millions of dollars for this fight.
This fight will involve the courts, Congress and the Obama administration. And it’s a fight that we must win.
We must block Governor Herbert’s land grab. And with your help, we will.