Southeastern Utah

Southeastern Utah is home to some of the most inspiring and significant landscapes in the West, including red rock canyons and juniper dotted mesas.

However, more than 15 million acres of southeastern Utah’s magnificent lands and wildlife habitat are vulnerable to oil and gas development. The Wilderness Society is working to keep these uniquely American landscapes out of harm’s way.

Why Southeastern Utah

Home to stunning places like Arches and Canyonlands national parks, Southeastern Utah has many special lands that need to be protected.

Our work in Southeastern Utah

Our campaigns work to keep the most special wild areas permanently protected and to keep oil and gas drilling away from pristine areas. Our successes include protecting Grand Staircase-Escalante as a national monument.

Our partners

We could not accomplish our conservation goals without the groups and communities that we work with in the state of Utah.
 

  • In the first of a three management plans to be released in 2015, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Colorado missed a great opportunity to protect some of Colorado's most treasured landscapes—including the Dolores River, lands surrounding Mesa Verde National Park and recreation hub

  • When school was out for the summer in the suburbs of Manhattan where I grew up, my mom packed our little Subaru hatchback with sleeping bags, a tent, a cooler filled with fruit and sandwich meat, hiking boots, rain gear, and three kids, and headed West.  Like generations before and since, w

  • The Forest Service recently released a plan that could protect much of Colorado’s Thompson Divide from new oil and gas leasing. For years, this spectacular area has been threatened by oil and gas development.