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Help Protect Utah's Roadless National Forests

Update: Utah Governor Pulls a U-Turn on Roadless Forest Protections

Utah National Forest

Photo courtesy James W. Kay

In a meeting January 29th with executives and representatives from the outdoor recreation industry, in Salt Lake City for the annual Outdoor Retailer's Convention, Governor Jon Huntsman (R-UT) indicated he will abandon his plan to petition the Forest Service to lift protections from Utah's more than 4 million acres of roadless federal forest land. This effort would have left Utah's roadless national forest land vulnerable to development, mining and road construction.

For more information, read this press release from the Outdoor Industry Association.

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Utah Governor Jon Huntsman is drafting a petition that would remove protections from all of Utah's undeveloped roadless national forests, leaving them vulnerable to road construction, logging, mining and natural gas exploration and drilling. We need your help.

Outdoor Retailer Winter Market (Salt Lake City, January 27- 30)

Over 700 outdoor manufacturers, retailers, and industry advocates from across the country are gathering in Salt Lake City for the 26th annual Outdoor Retailer Winter Market. The Heritage Forests Campaign will continue working with outdoor businesses to demonstrate the widespread support for protecting not only Utah's but the entire country'sroadless areas.

Widespread Support for Utah Roadless Protections

Diverse voices ranging from hunters and anglers to outdoor industry groups have consistently called for protections for Utah and the entire country's roadless areas. Click on the links below to find out more about these groups and what they are doing to help save our last roadless national forests.

Conservation Groups Working to Protect Roadless Areas

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