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Conservation/ Environment Links

-Provided are links to help you with your Earth Friendly Activities. Backcountry Utah does not necessarily condone actions or agendas of all the following organizations. We simply provide you with links to make your own informed decisions.


American Forests (http://www.americanforests.org/)

National Arborday Foundation (arborday.org)

Back Country Horsemen of Utah (www.bchu.com)-- Concerned citizens working to sustain equestrian access to our public lands.

Blue Ribbon Coalition (http://www.sharetrails.org.)

Dark Sky Week (http://www.ndsw.org/)

Department of Air Quality (www.airquality.utah.gov)
The DAQ has interesting pages showing trends in air quality control. Pollution from industry is decreasing...pollution from cars is getting worse. You can find info on policies, planning, compliance, outreach, etc.

Designing a Windbreak (http://ianrpubs.unl.edu/forestry/g1304.htm)

Department of Natural Resources

Ducks Unlimited (http://www.ducks.org)

Earth Day Information for Teachers (http://earthday.wilderness.org/)

Earth Day Network (http://www.earthday.net/)

Friends of Great Salt Lake (www.fogsl.org)-- Dedicated to preserving the Great Salt Lake.

Utah Society for Environmental Education (www.usee.org)
USEE offers educational resources and will provide educational materials that will allow your group explore environmental issues affecting the Great Basin.

Great Salt Lake Audubon (http://www.greatsaltlakeaudubon.org )-- The Salt Lake is a major bird sanctuary. The GLSA has pictures links and activities.

High Uintas Preservation Council (www.hupc.org)-- They believe the preservation of wilderness, the flow of wildness and the well-being of the human animal go hand in hand. We seek solutions to these land preservation issues, remembering that we are part of this world.

International Society of Arboriculture (http://www.isa-arbor.com/)

International Society for Salt Lake Research (www.isslr.org)- This international organization is interested in environmental issues of saline lakes around the world such as the Salt Lake, Dead Sea, Saltan sea, etc.

Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District (www.jvwcd.org)
The Jordan River runs through the heart of the Salt Lake Valley. Formerly called the Salt Lake County Conservancy District, the JVWCD over sees Salt Lake Valley's most valuable natural resource...it's water.

Leave No Trace (http://www.lnt.org/)

Lung Action: County Report (lungaction.org)
The lung action county report by the American Lung Association gave Salt Lake an F on its report for pollution statistics.

Mule Deer Foundation (http://www.muledeer.org/)

National Association of State Foresters (http://www.stateforesters.org/index.html)

Nature Conservancy (http://nature.org/)

Northern Utah Wetlands Partnership (www.utahwetlands.org)- NUWP's mission is to develop a wetlands education master plan that will increase public awareness of the values and functions of wetlands in the Greater Great Salt Lake Ecosystem.


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Weekdays 7:55 a.m. and 3:55 p.m.

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Weekdays 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

KCYN 97.1 FM in Moab
Weekdays 8:40 a.m. and 4:50 p.m

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Saturday Mornings 10 a.m.-11 a.m




Ogden Nature Center (www.ogdennaturecenter.org)-- A 127-acre wildlife sanctuary and education center. Their mission is to unite people with nature in mutually enriching experiences and to nurture appreciation and concern for the environment.

Power Forward

Pheasants Forever (http://www.pheasantsforever.org/)

Quail Unlimited (http://www.qu.org)

Recycling Coalition of Utah (www.utahrecycles.org)
The RCU Utah Recycling Guide has information on what you can recycle in Salt Lake City and where you can recycle it.

Red Butte Garden (http://www.redbuttegarden.org)

The Red Rock Institute (www.redrockinstitute.utah.edu)
The Red Rock Institute was founded on the principle that environmental conflicts cannot be resolved without a fundamental understanding of what is at stake. This is best accomplished by experiencing the land and the issues first-hand.

Rocky Mountain Anglers (http://www.rockymountainanglers.com)

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (http://www.rmef.org/) Utah's Chapter is located Here

Round River (www.roundriver.org)-- Named after an essay by Aldo Leopald, Round River is an research and education organization formulating bioregionally based conservation strategies for the preservation and restoration of wild places.

Salt Lake Clean Cities (http://www.utahcleancities.org/ucc.htm)
The Salt Lake Clean Cities Coalition supports the development of alternative fuels. The site has information on locations of alternative fuel supplies and about the coalition.

Salt Lake County Fish & Game Assn 801-262-7250 1177 Bullion St Murray UT 84123

Save Our Canyons (www.saveourcanyons.org)
Dedicated to Protecting the Beauty and Wildness of the Wasatch Canyons.

Sierra Club (http://www.sierraclub.org/)

Southwest Center for Environmental Research and Policy (www.scerp.org)
SCERP is an organization involving the U, and five other universities in the US and Mexico that researches environmental issues affecting the Southwest and Mexico.


Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (suwa.org)
SUWA builds strong and lasting public support for wilderness preservation by focusing its attention on grassroots activists and public outreach campaigns.

Thanksgiving Point Institute (http://www.thanksgivingpoint.com.)

Tread Lightly (http://www.treadlightly.org/)

Tree City USA (http://www.arborday.org/programs/treecityusa.cfm)

Tree Link (http://www.treelink.org/)

TreeUtah Home Page (www.treeutah.org)-- To improve Utah's quality of life for present and future generations by enhancing the environment through planting, stewardship and education.

Trout Unlimited (http://www.tu.org)

Utah Bass Federation (http://www.utahbassfederation.org)

Utah Nursery and Landscape Association (http://www.utahgreen.org/)

Utah Open Lands (www.utahopenlands.org)
A non-profit group dedicated to preserving Utah Open Lands.

Utah Shared Access Alliance (http://www.usaall.org/)

Utah Chapter Sierra Club (utah.sierraclub.org) --Helping preserve our wild places.

Utah Rivers Council (utahrivers.org)
community-based, grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to conservation and stewardship of Utah's rivers and sustainable, clean water sources for Utah citizens and wildlife for generations to come.

Utah Society for Environmental Education (www.usee.org)
USEE works to educate Utahns on important environmental issues.

Utah's Choice Native Plants for Landscaping ( http://www.utahschoice.org/index.htm)

Utah Wilderness Coalition (www.uwcoalition.org)
UWC is an assembly of 240 different local, regional and national organizations, was organized in 1985. The coalition functions as the primary mechanism for communication and consensus building among its member organizations.

Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment (www.law.utah.edu)
The Stegner Center provides a multidisciplinary study of natural resources and environmental law and policy.

Western Resource Advocates (www.westernresources.org)
Western Resource Advocates (WRA) is a non-profit environmental law and policy organization dedicated to restoring and protecting the natural environment of the Interior American West.

Western Regional Air Partnership (wrapair.org)
WRAP is a regional organization of states and tribes that addresses means to improve air quality and reduce haze in the Western U.S..

World Wildlife Fund (http://www.wwf.org)

Wild Turkey Federation (http://www.nwtf.org/)

Xeriscaping (http://www.cabq.gov/waterconservation/xeric.html)

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