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Canyonlands wilderness to be discussed Sept. 30

The chair of the Sierra Club’s National Wildlands Committee will discuss efforts to designate Utah’s Red Rock Canyonlands as a national wilderness in a talk at Minnesota State Mankato Friday, Sept. 30.

2011-10-03
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office news release [9/29/2011]

The chair of the Sierra Club’s National Wildlands Committee will discuss efforts to designate Utah’s Red Rock Canyonlands as a national wilderness in a talk at Minnesota State Mankato Friday, Sept. 30.

Clayton Daughenbaugh, field organizer for the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and chair of the Sierra Club panel, will talk about grassroots efforts and congressional legislation to make the canyonlands part of the National Wilderness Preservation system.

His presentation, “An American Icon: Utah’s Red Rock Canyonlands,” will be from 3-4:15 p.m. in Armstrong Hall Room 4. It is part of the Department of Geography’s colloquia series, and is free and open to students, faculty, staff and the public.

The canyonlands, in southern Utah, constitute the largest network of undesignated wilderness lands in the lower 48 states. They draw visitors from around the world.

Daughenbaugh is author of “Common Sense Democracy: How to Complete the American Revolution in Your Neighborhood,” based on his two decades of experience as a Chicago community organizer.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,547 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 32 state institutions.

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