March 08, 2021

Save Our Canyons Speaker Series 

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Our Speaker Series held during March 2021 gave an opportunity to celebrate the Wasatch Mountains, while practicing social distancing. The Speaker Series featured unique voices about water, climate change, and conservation of wild places followed by a short presentation on current issues Save Our Canyons is tackling.

If you missed any of our events we recorded them over Zoom and uploaded them to YouTube. Turn the video on while working and listen as you would a podcast or grab a beverage and host a Save Our Canyons Speaker Series at your home! 

Save Our Canyons would like to say thank you to Brad Meiklejohn, Ayja Bounous and Torrey House Press, and  Laura Briefer and Mike DeVries for participating in our Speaker Series! 


 "Wasatch to the Arctic Refuge" with Brad Meiklejohn

 Save Our Canyons would like to say thank you to Brad Meiklejohn for hosting the first Save Our Canyons Speaker Series on March 17,2021! Brad Meiklejohn was a forecaster at the Utah Avalanche Center from 1983-1992. He has served as Alaska State Director for The Conservation Fund since 1994. Brad has also served as President of the Patagonia Land Trust, President of the American Packrafting Association, and served on the boards of the Murie Center and the Alaska Avalanche School.


"Shaped By Snow: Defending the Future of Winter”

Give a big round of applause to Ayja Bounous and Torrey House Press for hosting "Shaped By Snow: Defending the Future of Winter” on March 24th. During this video Ayja will be leading you on a place-based workshop that will help you explore your relationship with the Wasatch, thereby working to establish through story, a new myth for the Wasatch, that pushes against the current myth — which is a narrative of domination.

Before clicking play make sure to download pdfStorytelling Workshop, grab a pen or pencil, and some paper! 


Water Is Life 

We are so grateful to have shared some time discussing the Wasatch's watershed and water conservation future with Laura Briefer and Mike DeVries. Over 60% of the water used by residents of the Salt Lake Valley comes from canyons in the Wasatch Mountains. Protecting watershed resources of the Wasatch Range not only protects the aesthetic and scenic value of these lakes and rivers, but ensures a healthy future for the growing populations in the valley below. 




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