Save Our Canyons (SOC)824 South 400 West, Suite B115
UT 84101 Salt Lake City
|Phone No.:||+1 (801) 539-5333; +1 (801).363.7283|
|Contact person:||Carl Fisher|
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The Citizens´ Committee to Save Our Canyons (SOC) was founded in 1972 in response to the threat of urbanization of the Wasatch Mountains just outside of Salt Lake City. Citizens Committee to Save Our Canyons is a non-profit organization that is “dedicated to protecting the beauty and wildness of the Wasatch canyons, mountains, and foothills.”
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. We publish a quarterly newsletter edited by Alexis Kelner. The Save Our Canyons radio show airs on KRCL (90.9 FM) Sunday at 2:00pm. Additionally, we inform the media of events affecting the Wasatch Mountains as they arise.
Presently, in cooperation with Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities, Salt Lake County and many other stake holders, we are pursuing significant expansions of existing congressionally mandated Wilderness Areas in the central Wasatch. Save Our Canyons played crucial roles in the enactment of the existing Lone Peak, Twin Peaks and Mount Olympus Wilderness Areas and believes that the proposed expansions are essential to the continued protection of Salt Lake City´s watershed.
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.
• Resorts Wage War on Wasatch Backcountry!
• Wasatch Wilderness and Watershed Protection Act
• Cottonwood Heights - Canyon Resort Residential Zone
• Alta´s Proposed Lift up Flagstaff Mountain
• Revision of Salt Lake County´s 1989 Wasatch Canyons Master Plan
• Snowbird Expansion Plans
• Salt Lake County FCOZ Changes
• Wasatch Wilderness Campaign
Carl Fisher is the Executive Director of Save Our Canyons (SOC).
For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.