Photo: James Kay
The State of Utah has never been known for its strong conservation ethic. Recently the Utah Legislature has proposed legislation that would dramatically rollback protections and regulations governing public lands in the state. Black Diamond Equipment's CEO and Founder Peter Metcalf wrote an eloquent piece in today's Salt Lake City Tribune speaking out against these attacks on magnificent public lands, and calling upon the growing outdoor industry to take a stand.
"Utah has balanced economic vitality with a sense of stewardship for protecting the landscapes that make our state unique. But the current bills would rob us of that equilibrium and destroy one of the most vibrant and fastest-growing economic sectors in our state – active outdoor recreation."