The WMC Conservation Chair
is dedicated to enhancing the wild and natural qualities of the State of
Utah. The goal is to continuously improve the quality of the outdoor
experience for its members through preservation of wild lands and to preserve
access to these lands.
This will accomplished by:
land and water policies and procedures at the federal, state and local
levels. Agencies include BLM, Forest Service, NPS, and Utah state departments.
Trip leaders are to be aware of regulations in effect when and where WMC
activities are being held and to follow them. Trip participants are expected
to comply with them as well. It is the responsibility of the Conservation
Chair to provide resources and guidance to activity chairs to ensure that
our members are aware of rules and regulations on our lands.
and supporting proposals, initiatives, and legislation on all levels of government
to promote conservation of Utah natural resources. The WMC will support local
and state officials who demonstrate an adherence to conservation principles.
Proposals affecting Utah's natural heritage, such as Environmental
Impact Statements, Forest Plans, Resource Management Plans and the like will
be reviewed and alternatives supporting WMC objectives will be selected and
an official WMC statement will be issued.
to reduce or eliminate our impacts on water, air, and land. Our goal will
be to show no sign of our passage, everything will be packed out. Future
WMC members will find their Utah outdoor experience to be as good or better
than ours. It will be expected that the WMC will be an example for other
users of the outdoors.
and maintain access to Utah's natural resources compatible with our
with local communities and organizations for the common good. Links will
be maintained with other organizations dedicated to enhancing the naturalness
of Utah's environment. Links with local communities will be an important
aspect accomplishing WMC conservation goals.
outings will be encouraged. The WMC will contribute to activities that promote