A Wilderness Icon: the Red Rock Canyonlands in Utah
America's Red Rock Canyonlands wilderness, located in southern Utah, draws pilgrims from across the country and around the world. It is the largest network of undesignated wilderness lands remaining in the lower 48 states.
The Bush Lake Chapter will host a program entitled "A Wilderness Icon: America's Red Rock Wilderness" on Wednesday, September 19th, 6:30pm at the Bush Lake Chapter Lodge (7515 Izaak Walton Road, Bloomington, MN 55438). The speaker will be Clayton Daughenbaugh, conservation organizer with the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance.
The program includes "Wild Utah", a multi-media slideshow documenting citizen efforts to designate public lands in southern Utah's spectacular canyon country as part o fthe National Wilderness Preservation System. This 15-minute journey through red rock splendor, narrated by Robert Redford invigorates and motivates viewers to participate in the movement to protect these unique lands. It was made possible through the generous donation of photos, music and words from concerned Utahans who wish to pass this heritage on to future generations.
The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and its partners in the Utah Wilderness Coalition seek to gain local support for the "Citizens' Proposal" to protect wilderness areas in Utah's red rock canyonlands. Comprehensive legislation is pendin gin Congress and administrative decisions by the Department of the Interior are ongoing.
This will be an informative and engaging presentation on a very unique wilderness area that deserves preservation.