Video: BYU students call for Greater Canyonlands National Monument

From TreeHugger:

To illustrate the importance of protecting Greater Canyonlands for future generations, groups of young people and college students have created a series of short films shot in the area. The first in this series features students from Brigham Young University (BYU) – an institution owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – as they explore the stunning cliffs and canyons of Greater Canyonlands and view encroaching oil and gas development that threatens to degrade the region’s exquisite natural beauty.


“Greater Canyonlands is a place of immense spiritual and cultural value,” says BYU student Sarah Karlinsey, “and we feel the weight of our responsibility as stewards to ensure that these beauties are preserved for our future families. It is our hope that President Obama will protect this cherished place by proclaiming it a national monument to be protected for all time.”