Be a Member

Save Our Canyons relies critically on the support of individual members, local businesses, and volunteers. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Since 1972, we have coordinated, partnered and collaborated with a number of individual community members, community groups, local and national businesses and granting foundations to complete our mission of protecting the wildness and beauty of the Wasatch mountains, canyons and foothills – testament to our official name – the Citizens’ Committee to Save Our Canyons!

Individual Membership

Save Our Canyons, unlike many other organizations relies heavily on the financial support from our membership to run our organization. Every individual member provides necessary funds to ensure that the SOC staff has the tools needed to advocate for the protection and preservation of the Wasatch Mountains, canyons and foothills.

Members receive invites to SOC events, quarterly newsletters delivered to your door or via email if you so choose, and join the community of citizens that place a high value on the solitude, flora and fauna, recreation and watershed resource that are provided to us by the Wasatch Range.

If you have questions about donations or joining Save Our Canyons as a member please contact us at 801-363-7283.

Business Membership

Save Our Canyons depends on our membership and local business support to fund our campaigns and continue our work to protect and preserve the Wasatch Mountains, canyons and foothills.

If you are interested in learning more about how your business can support our mission please contact Sarah Sleater at or 801-363-7283.

Donate to Save Our Canyons

In 1972, the Wasatch was a different place. However, without the leadership of two men, Gale Dick and Alexis Kelner, it could have become a much different place. Today, much of what we enjoy in the Wasatch Mountains can be attributed to the dedication and passion of Gale and Alexis. To honor them, the Save Our Canyons Board of Trustees established the “Founder’s Fund.” This fund helps support the efforts of Save Our Canyons and be used to realize the vision of our founders. 

Wilderness – the Founders of Save Our Canyons firmly believe that evoking the Wilderness Act of 1964 is the surest way to permanently “protect the beauty and wildness of the Wasatch.” As population increases and climate changes, the importance of land and water will only become more valuable. Wilderness will protect these lands in the public trust, preserving them for future generations to enjoy, not to mention purely for the sake of protecting the land.

Increase Citizen Involvement – the vast majority of people who live near the Wasatch want to see this place protected, but every time a project comes up we only see a couple hundred people show up or speak out. There are over 1 million people in this valley and only ONE Wasatch Range. Educating the public on the importance of the Wasatch and engaging them to act is at the core of what Save Our Canyons is about.

Successes are temporary, but losses are permanent… sustaining the work of Save Our Canyons through support of the Founders Fund will help make certain that our successes are permanently defended! 

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