Please sign the petition below, asking your members of Congress to help protect the remaining wilderness areas of Utah’s redrock canyonlands by cosponsoring America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act in the 112th Congress.
America's Red Rock Wilderness Act seeks to serve the public interest by permanently protecting more than 9 million acres of spectacular wilderness-quality public land in Utah. The proposal, based on an exhaustive field inventory conducted by citizen volunteers, was first introduced in Congress by former Utah Representative Wayne Owens in 1989. Representative Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) assumed the role of House sponsor in 1993 and Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) introduced the Senate version in 1997.
With each new Congress (every two years), the bill has been reintroduced with steadily increasing bipartisan support. Our goal is to reach 218 House cosponsors of the bill (more than half the House membership) -- an important step in passing this legislation.
All lands proposed for wilderness designation in America's Red Rock Wilderness Act are owned by the American public and administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The bill is supported by the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, the Wasatch Mountain Club, the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and more than 200 other national and regional conservation organizations belonging to the Utah Wilderness Coalition.