Wild Utah Coming to COA

Posted Sept. 13, 2013, at 9:45 a.m.
Last modified Sept. 28, 2013, at 1:48 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 4:10 p.m. to 4:10 p.m.

Location: College of the Atlantic, Thomas S. Gates, Jr. Community Center, 105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, Maine

For more information: John Visvader; 207-288-5015; newsworthy.coa.edu/2013/09/wild-utah-coming-to-coa/

On Tuesday, September 24, Rachel Briggs, Eastern Grassroots Organizer for the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA), will be talking to College of the Atlantic’s Human Ecology Forum about the status of the Utah wilderness movement, including the current effort to protect the Greater Canyonlands region. The discussion will begin at 4:10 pm in the McCormick Lecture Hall and will include a multi-media slideshow, “Wild Utah: America’s Redrock Wilderness.”

COA alumna Briggs ’13 is originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, and focused on water rights and public lands issues while at college. She fell in love with Utah through the writings of Terry Tempest Williams, and interned for SUWA during her my second year at COA.

“Wild Utah: America’s Redrock Wilderness” documents citizen efforts to designate public lands in southern Utah’s spectacular canyon country as part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. This 20-minute journey through redrock splendor has invigorated and motivated viewers to participate in the movement to protect these unique lands. The slideshow was made possible through the generous donation of photos, music and words from concerned Utahns who wish to pass this heritage onto future generations, including narration by Robert Redford.

For more information about the talk, please contact John Visvader at jvisvader@coa.edu or 207-288-5015. For further information about SUWA or the lands they seek to protect, please visit www.suwa.org.

About College of the Atlantic

College of the Atlantic was founded in 1969 on the premise that education should go beyond understanding the world as it is, to enabling students to actively shape its future. A leader in experiential education and environmental stewardship, COA has pioneered a distinctive interdisciplinary approach to learning—human ecology—that develops the kinds of creative thinkers and doers needed by all sectors of society in addressing the compelling and growing needs of our world. For more, visit www.coa.edu.


DISCUSSION: Tuesday, September 24 at 4:10 pm COA alumna Rachel Briggs will talk to the college’s Human Ecology Forum about the status of the Utah wilderness movement. The discussion will include a multi-media slideshow, “Wild Utah: America’s Redrock Wilderness.” College of the Atlantic, McCormick Lecture Hall, 105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, ME. jvisvader@coa.edu or 207-288-5015. www.coa.edu.