Northern Michigan University will offer a free virtual presentation titled “Saving Utah's Red Rock Wilderness” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20. Clayton Daughenbaugh, conservation organizer of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, will be the keynote speaker. Viewers will also watch an award-winning, 14-minute documentary on the topic.
Daughenbaugh will address the fight to save Utah's National Parks and about ancestral lands threatened by natural gas interests. He will discuss the current legislative issues that face the wilderness movement in Utah and what citizens across the United States can do to affect change for these places. Participants may ask questions about the Utah wilderness.
The film Wild Utah: America's Red Rock Wilderness will be shown during the event. Daughenbaugh is a producer of the documentary, which advocates for protecting more than nine million acres of federally managed public lands. The film features images and music produced by Utahns.
The event is sponsored by NMU's Department of Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences and Lions Club International.
This event is open to the public. It will be delivered through a webinar platform that uses a web browser. Audience members are required to preregister to receive a link to the live video presentation at https://livewebinar.com/648-435-986.
For more information, call (906) 227-2500.