Greater Canyonlands activists
Activists hold signs urging protection of Utah’s Greater
Canyonlands region.

Just before the holidays, a coalition of conservation organizations — the Sierra Club, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, Natural Resources Defense Council, Grand Canyon Trust, and Great Old Broads for Wilderness — sent a letter to Utah Governor Gary Herbert urging him to “support the creation of a transparent, fair, public process” to discuss a potential Greater Canyonlands National Monument in southeastern Utah.

“We support the call for executive action to protect Greater Canyonlands,” the letter states.  “We also support the creation of a transparent, fair, public process to achieve this.  Such a process is something your office should encourage.”

The letter continues: “An open process must include public hearings along the Wasatch Front and in communities closest to Greater Canyonlands and must also welcome input from all Americans, whose stake in this landscape is equal to that of Utahns. It must invite meaningful input from the general public and all stakeholders . . . [and] it must include an experienced, credible and neutral facilitator.”

We’re waiting to hear back from the Governor’s office.  Can you take just a few moments of your time to call Utah Governor Gary Herbert’s office today and tell him that you support a public process to discuss protecting Greater Canyonlands as a national monument?

Simply call 1-800-705-2464 and tell the receptionist that you would like to leave a message for Governor Herbert encouraging him to create a public process to protect Greater Canyonlands as a national monument.

The receptionist will patch you through to a message machine. State your name, where you’re calling from, and let the Governor know that an open public process that includes all Americans to discuss protecting Greater Canyonlands as a national monument is a good idea — and one he should follow through on.

That’s it!  Your call today could make a tremendous difference in advancing the campaign to protect Greater Canyonlands.

If you live in Utah, you can also encourage Governor Herbert to begin a public process to protect Greater Canyonlands by clicking here.

Thank you for everything you do.