Protect Moab’s Recreation Economy and Its Lifeblood, Utah’s Public Lands

Moab, Utah is recognized internationally as one of the most incredible places in the world to visit for outdoor recreation. From mountain biking and climbing to dirt road trails and family campouts, the region offers countless opportunities to adventure and explore.

Now, the Department of the Interior’s upcoming oil and gas lease sale is endangering those opportunities. Over 80,000 acres of public land being near Moab is being put up for auction and the public only has until July 9 to weigh in.

Join businesses and local elected officials in asking that these parcels be removed from the Utah September 2020 Oil and Gas Lease Sale to protect Moab’s recreation economy, public lands, and reputation as a premier outdoor recreation destination.

Sign the petition below, then use our social media toolkit to spread the word and get your community involved too.

Sign the Petition

Tell Congress to Reform Mining and Mineral Leasing Laws That Endanger Public Lands

Prevent another bad proposal like this Moab oil and gas lease sale. We need your help to push Congress to reform problematic energy leasing and mining laws that endanger recreation areas and public lands around the country. Join Tommy Caldwell, Professional Climber, and Jason Keith, Managing Director of Public Land Solutions, for a discussion about energy reform and what steps you can take to be part of this effort.

Additional Resources

Public Land Solutions Summary and Comments: Utah September 2020 Oil and Gas Lease Sale

While many counties in Utah have public land designated for multi-use, the volume of acreage nominated for the September 2020 Oil and Gas Lease Sale is unprecedented. Read more about the issues and concerns with allowing so much public land to be developed.

BLM ePlanning: 2020 Utah September Competitive Oil and Gas Lease Sale

The Bureau of Land Management is proposing to offer 77 parcels, totaling over 114,000 acres, for oil and gas leasing across Utah in September. Read more about the Environmental Assessment posted for public comment until July 9th.

Headwaters Economics Report

Moab, Utah and Grand County have seen increased visitation directly tied to growing recreation opportunities. Read more about the economic benefits the surrounding public lands have on the local economy.

Outdoor Alliance: Interactive Map

To better understand the scope of how recreation assets in Utah, and in particular the areas surrounding Moab, will be impacted by the nominated lease parcels, take a look a this interactive map. This visual resource allows you to overlap existing oil and gas leases with the nominated parcels in the Utah September 2020 Oil and Gas Lease Sale.