Dennis Goreham
Dennis Goreham
Conservation Director

The WMC is dedicated to protecting and 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.

In the 1960s the club became increasingly concerned with wilderness conservation. Since then the club members have made extensive studies and participated in lobbying efforts aimed at preserving the Wasatch and Uintah Ranges and many areas of Southern Utah and neighboring states. These efforts have been gratified by the designation of the Lone Peak Wilderness Area in the 1970s and eight other wilderness areas in Utah in 1984.

July 2021, Little Cottonwood Canyon Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) - UDOT has narrowed their five alternatives to improve transportation in Little Cottonwood Canyon down to two. The public comment period ends September 3! Please read about it and comment on it!

March 2021, Bonneville Shoreline Trail Advancement Act - The WMC opposes the Bonnevile Shoreline Train Advancement Act. It was reintroduction March 2021 as S.1222 by Senator Romney and H.R.2551 by Representative Curtis in the 117 Congress. Instead we support the Central Wasatch National Conservation and Recreation Area draft legislation.

Useful Links

Conservation Goals & Guidelines
Friends of the Wasatch Mountain Club

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