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Help save Utah scenic lands

Written by admin on January 3rd, 2009. Posted in Advocacy, Biz Buzz, Land

A web site has been set up to collect donations for a legal defense fund as well as to raise money to buy the parcels Tim Christopher bid on at the controversial BLM oil/gas lease sale in Utah shortly before Christmas (and Bush’s exit from office.)

There’s a great info packed website that makes it easy to hop aboard and help this worthy cause. If you’re a mountain biker, hiker, climber, backpacker, off road enthusiast, nature lover, desert lover, flora and fauna lover, national park lover, environmentalist, painter, poet, photographer, river lover, geology lover, naturist :-) or naturalist, sucker for a stunning sunset, lover – or love the thought of – quiet and wild places, support an American’s right to peaceful (and in this case creative) civil disobedience  . . . I urge you to get involved and donate whatever you can. At this writing Tim was just shy of $15,000 on his way to raising the $45,000 needed as downpayment on the lease parcels he bid and won, all of which are near Arches or Canyonlands National Parks outside Moab, UT. To keep the BLM at bay, Tim has to raise the full $45K before the Jan. 9 BLM mandated deadline. At about $2.50 per acre a mere $10 contribution “buys” 4 acres of prime real estate in Utah’s red rock canyon country, keeping it safe from being sullied by unsightly oil and gas equipment and the roads and vehicles needed to mine it.

Whether you contribute or not, if you haven’t been there yet, be sure to move southwest Utah up on your list of must-see destinations. It’ll  help you understand better what all the hubbub is about.