Since 1972, Save Our Canyons mission has been to protect the wildness and beauty of the Wasatch mountains, canyons and foothills. We do this in a variety of ways - working on land use ordinances, partnering to purchase lands, engaging in land planning processes and responding to proposals confronting the Wasatch. One of the most productive ways to protect lands is to petition Congress to permanently protect these places for the values we the public hold dear.

As such, our current goal in partnership with Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Sandy City, the State of Utah and the United States Forest Service is to protect 80,000 acres of public land by working with Congress to designate the Central Wasatch National Conservation & Recreation Area (CWNCRA). Once passed, this legislation will connect fragmented land with areas currently under federal protection, designate additional wilderness areas, and limit future development on public domains of the Wasatch - all while protecting our shared values of natural places. 

When looking at this interactive story map, you will see the CWNCRA boundaries, proposed wilderness designation area, White Pine special management area, land exchanges that are involved within this process, information about recreation and our valuable watershed, and a way to support the CWNCRA.  

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