Photo by Lane Pollock
Provo Canyon is a unique and special place used by residents of Utah Valley, but also by visitors from the US and the world. It hosts world-class recreation such as skiing, snow mobiling, biking, rafting, fishing, and hiking. Bridal Veil Falls, located a fourth of the way up the canyon, draws thousands of visitors a year. Even with these amazing features, Provo Canyon has been and is still threatened by development.
Utah Lake is one of the largest and most productive freshwater lakes in the western U.S. This keystone ecosystem is the centerpiece of our community, providing critical habitat, abundant recreational opportunities, and invaluable ecosystem services such as removing pollution and creating local precipitation. In this time of dramatic change, we need evidence-based management and legislation to protect and restore this unique, beautiful, and dynamic lake. https://pws.byu.edu/utah-lake
Photo by Lane Pollock
Bridal Veil Falls
Bridal Veil Falls is an iconic public landmark and recreational treasure that has played a role in the lives of Utah Valley residents for generations. In the not-so-recent past, the falls were the second most visited site in Utah, behind Temple Square in Salt Lake City. Conserve Utah Valley worked with legislators to get the area designated as a state monument, which now provides additional resources for maintaining the area and providing public amenities.
Bonneville Shoreline Trail
The Bonneville Shoreline Trail (BST) concept began in 1990 and has evolved into a vision to link a trail network along the western slopes of the Wasatch Mountain range from the Idaho border to Nephi, Utah, a distance of more than 280 miles (Bonnevilleshorelinetrail.org).
Photo by Riley Nelson
South Fork Canyon
Provo Canyon’s South Fork is a beautiful, largely undeveloped natural oasis just a short drive from the metropolitan areas of Provo and Orem. South Fork boasts two excellent parks owned by Provo City and two developed trailheads for mountain bikers, hikers, equestrians, hunters, and nature lovers of all types. CUV is working with Provo City, Utah County, and private land owners to preserve the unique natural character of South Fork as an open space and a recreational haven with continued public access.
This incredible Provo treasure has been mistreated and forgotten, that’s why Conserve Utah Valley wants to highlight and restore this hidden gem. In order to do so CUV has hosted various Slate Canyon Saturday activities over the past two years.
Recent Blog Posts
BYUradio recently published a new podcast episode on their Constant Wonder series. In it, the host interviews a variety of experts on Utah Lake to bring its challenges and successes to light. To listen to this episode, visit BYUradio.
Photo by Jared TamezConserve Utah Valley just received word that Lake Restoration Solutions, LLC (LRS) has been dissolved. While we are still waiting to see how this will affect the lawsuits they brought against Ben Abbott and the State, it is clear that LRS will not...
We had a great turnout and an interesting discussion at our most recent Town Hall meeting on June 8th. We hosted it at the Spanish Fork Library which worked well for our event. Nearly 100 people showed up either in person or virtually to learn more about the proposed...