About

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is “dedicated to protecting the beauty and wildness of the Wasatch canyons, mountains, and foothills.”

WHO WE ARE

We are professionals, recreationists, environmentalists, outdoor industry representatives, cabin owners, city dwellers – the Citizens’ Committee to Save Our Canyons! We value open spaces, environmental integrity, places to play, places to pray, our water quality, scenic views, access to trails the many, many valued assets that this Wasatch Range provides to our impeccable quality of life!

OUR ORGANIZATION

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is “dedicated to protecting the beauty and wildness of the Wasatch canyons, mountains, and foothills.”

Save Our Canyons is primarily reliant upon our wide spectrum of talented volunteers. Some people help out for a few hours here and there and others contribute almost every day of the year. Click here to visit our “get involved” page to sign up to volunteer.

We also have a rapidly growing membership that contributes the majority of our funding. You can become a member by signing up and paying annual dues, which are used to finance our publications and contribute toward our many other efforts. Our members receive our quarterly newsletter, appeals, invites to special events, and more!

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WHAT WE DO

The Citizens Committee to Save Our Canyons strives to educate the public and further the goals of protecting the natural environments around Salt Lake City. We achieve this through active involvement in planning processes at city, county, state, and federal levels. We raise awareness on issues of concern through various outlets (newsletter, mass media, local radio and community events, etc.) We also spend substantial time and energy working with local government entities, and their staff and elected officials, as approximately 20% of the land mass in the Wasatch Mountains is privately owned and, therefore, under the jurisdiction of these local government bodies. Another of our major activities is the effort to get citizens actively involved in public land issues. We accomplish this through our extensive volunteering program.

 *All research projects contracted by SOC are limited to 10% indirect costs recovery.