President Obama made history last year in a massive, 260 million acre expansion of national public lands and waters, more than any previous president in history, including Teddy Roosevelt. Apparently, the president wasn't satisfied with that milestone. He now has his sights on an additional two million acres in Utah where the federal government already controls 66.5 percent of the land.
Right now, a bill is being pushed to make 1.9 million acres of wilderness in San Juan County a national monument, taking all control and input from the locals who use it daily, and giving it to the federal government. This will put families out of work, increase access and therefore desecration of ancient and sacred ruins. It will also restrict and prohibit gathering of food, hunting and cutting wood.
The people of Utah need these lands. They love these lands.
Sign the petition below and help Utah keep these lands loved and managed on a local level.