Salt Lake City, UT: Gibbs Smith Publisher, 1991. Paperback. 400pp. Quarto. [30cm] Illustrated wraps. New copies! Still in publisher's shrink wrap. Includes 14 pages of color photographs at the front of the book. New. Item #63717
"Once, in the 1930s, Harold Ickes and others were proposing that almost all of southern Utah be made into one vast national park. That never came to pass; If it had, I suspect that the southern Utah economy would be stronger than it is now, and the wilderness would be more intact. But the 5.7 million acre proposal of the Utah Wilderness Coalition is the closest thing still available. It is not a wish-list concocted by insatiable environmentalists. It is actually a true inventory of what is left, the precise thing that the BLM [Bureau of Land Management] was instructed to prepare. With that inventory available, Congress can make the decisions that the BLM tried to take out of its hand." -- An excerpt from the Introduction by Wallace Stegner.