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This Saturday, between 500 and 1,000 ATVs, Jeeps, and other off-road vehicles plan to illegally drive up the riverbed of the Paria Canyon in a BLM wilderness study area near Kanab, Utah. They’re doing it to protest BLM plans to actually enforce keeping ORVs out of this wilderness area near Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
But you can stop it with a simple mouse click and a bit of typing: The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance set up an automated form which will send a fax to the acting director of the BLM urging him to enforce the law and stop the protesters from trashing the desert landscape.
For years, the Utah BLM looked the other way when ORV users used the Paria Canyon to access the ghost town of Paria, but the expectation is that it could change under the new administration. This is your chance to take a second to show your support for protecting Utah wilderness.