January 11, 2022
SALT LAKE CITY— The new Utah 30x30 Coalition will hold a virtual press conference Thursday to announce its goals, invite Utahns to join the effort and release results of a survey showing what lands and waters Utahns want to see protected.
This is the first survey of its kind and Utah’s coalition is one of just six state groups in the country focused on President Biden’s executive order to protect 30% of the country’s lands and ocean waters by 2030. This goal is grounded in international scientific research showing conservation of land and water is necessary to create climate resilience and prevent the loss of biodiversity.
What: Utah 30x30 Coalition launch and survey results
When: 10:30 a.m. MT, Thursday, January 13, 2022
Where: Virtual press conference on Zoom:
Who: Representatives of the newly formed coalition: Utah Chapter of the Sierra Club, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, Center for Biological Diversity, Save Our Canyons, Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, Mormon Women for Ethical Government, Conserve Southwest Utah, Save Our Great Salt Lake, Utah Rivers Council, Great Old Broads for Wilderness, Great Salt Lake Audubon, Mormon Environmental Stewardship Alliance, FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake, Save Our Foothills, Utah Dine Bikeyah and CRUDE.
The Biden administration’s initiative, Protecting America the Beautiful, asks communities across the nation to work collaboratively toward the 30x30 goal. The Utah 30x30 Coalition is a community-based response to this call to action.