The red rock country of southern Utah is among the most spectacular landscapes in the world. It’s also the largest network of unprotected wilderness remaining in the lower 48 states. Protecting it would make a vital contribution to the fight against climate change and secure Earth’s biodiversity from the accelerating loss of species. The region is the ancestral homeland for Native Americans who have become important advocates for its protection. Recent years have seen the loss and return of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments as well as the passage of the largest wilderness bill in two decades.
But much more needs to be done. Last year, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced the America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act “to protect 8.4 million acres of land in Utah that is rich in archaeological resources and home to numerous rare plant and animal species.”
Clayton Daughenbaugh is the Organizing Director and Midwest Regional Organizer for the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. He’s also a longtime Sierra Club volunteer currently serving as vice chair of the National Wildlands and Wilderness Grassroots Network Team and is recipient of the William Colby Award, the Club’s top recognition for volunteer leadership.
May Innings will be a hybrid meeting, with in-person and Zoom options available. The in-person option will be held at the Mount Auburn Presbyterian Church at 103 William Howard Taft Road, Cincinnati, 45219. For virtual attendees, the Zoom information is below.
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: May 2, 2022 7 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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