Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance

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Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA)

Address:425 East 100 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Established: 1986. Description:Promotes local and national recognition of southern Utah's unique canyon country through research and public education; supports initiatives to permanently protect the Colorado Plateau and builds national support for such initiatives; provides leadership within the conservation movement through advocacy for wilderness preservation. Members: 13,000. Dues: $30/year.
Publications: Redrock Wilderness (quarterly); free to members.

See other parks in Utah.
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This agreement between SUWA, the Bill Barrett Corporation and others provides meaningful protection for this important place, while allowing the company to develop substantial natural gas," says Steve Bloch, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance attorney and Energy Program director.
Conservation groups like the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance are pushing for wilderness designation for large areas of Cedar Mesa.
Utah Senator Orrin Hatch (R) contends that "in many cases these roads are the only routes to farms and ranches." But according to the Sierra Club and the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, their real purpose is to keep deserving areas out of the federal wilderness system.
With the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, she is organizing grassroots support for congressional legislation that would designate 5.7 million acres of federal land as wilderness.The effort has pitted conservationists against everyone else: the state government, mining and grazing interests, and rural communities that depend on those industries.
NPCA, joined by the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and the Sierra Club, contested the agency's decision in a 1990 lawsuit.
"In this state, it seems that every time a new park is created, some people have to be dragged into it kicking and screaming," says Ken Rait of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. "The fact is that tourism is the basis of Utah's economy, and this is a landscape that is globally unique.
"There ain't nobody out there to do the work," laments University of Utah law professor William Lockhart, who has represented the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance for years.
Brant Calkin of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance believes that the film industry is good for Utah.

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