Petoskey Audubon program: protecting red rock wilderness

Petoskey Audubon presents Wild Utah: America’s Red Rock Wilderness Oct. 11.

The public is invited to this free program at 7 p.m. on Tue. Oct. 11 at Northern Lights Recreation.

The speaker will be Clayton Daughenbaugh, conservation organizer with the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance.

America’s red rock wilderness draws pilgrims from around the world.

It is the largest network of undesignated wilderness lands remaining in the lower 48 states.

The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and its partners in the Utah Wilderness Coalition seek to gain local support for the “Citizens’ Proposal” to protect wilderness areas in Utah’s red rock canyonlands.

Comprehensive legislation is pending in Congress and administrative decisions by the White House and the Department of Interior are ongoing.

The program includes “Wild Utah,” a multi-media slideshow.

This 15-minute journey through red rock splendor, narrated by Robert Redford invigorates and motivates viewers to participate in the movement to protect these unique and threatened public lands.

The program is free and open to the public.

Utah’s red rock wilderness area is pictured in this courtesy photo.