Why Southeastern Utah

Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah
Jim Liestman, flickr
Why do we work in Southeastern Utah? Five words: Arches, Canyonlands, Grand Staircase-Escalante.

And that’s just for starters. Southeastern Utah’s wildlands are some of the most beautiful in the world. Ranging from pinyon junipers to delicate arches, Southeastern Utah landscapes are second to none.  But irresponsible oil and gas development threaten the wild places of this area.

The national parks and national monuments of Southeastern Utah are some of the most unique in the world.

Why Southeastern Utah

Keeping Southeastern Utah wild is a priority for The Wilderness Society.

The national parks and national monuments of Southeastern Utah are some of the most unique in the world. These include:

  • Arches National Park
  • Canyonlands National Park
  • Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

In addition to these areas, there are many more throughout the region that also need protection.

Threats

Like many wildlands out west, Southeastern Utah’s wildest places are threatened by oil and gas development. There are many places that are acceptable for oil and gas development. We’re working to make sure that they stay there and don’t threaten the untouched landscapes.

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Our work in Southeastern Utah