Who We Are


Conserve Utah Valley

Conserve Utah Valley is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to protecting and sustaining the treasured canyons, foothills, open spaces, and waters of Utah Valley.  Conserve Utah Valley seeks to work collaboratively with all levels of government, the business community, and individuals to preserve spaces that add so much to our quality of life.


As Bridal Veil Falls (in Provo Canyon) recently faced serious threats of commercial development, we realized that Utah Valley lacks a cohesive group to speak up on environmental conservation. Many of us who have worked on various conservation issues decided to formally organize in 2020. Our purpose is to influence public policy and laws, engage our neighbors in learning about conservation and encourage them to speak out on important issues.

Executive Board 

Kaye Nelson

Executive Director

Carol-Lyn Jardine

Director, Marketing

Tim Whipple

Secretary / Treasurer

John Bennion

Susan Christensen

Director, Volunteer Outreach

Merritt Norton

Director, Conservation Projects

John Bennion

John Bennion

Director, Research

John Bennion

Derrek Wilson

Director, Policy

John Bennion

Ben Abbott

Director, Water Conservation

John Bennion

Teri Harman

Director, Public Outreach

Advisory Board

Lance Long


Kristina Davis

Tamara Pace Thompson


Angela Mourik

Student Interns

Nathan Thompson

Operations manager

Isabella Errigo

Social Media

Dania Ellingson

Events Coordinator

Who We Collaborate With

At CUV we work closely with representatives from State, City, and County governments, businesses, the Forest Service, conservation organizations, commercial developers and individuals to create dialogue and gain support on preservation issues.

All Current Projects

Our Partners & Sponsors

  • Utah Valley Earth Forum
  • Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment
  • Utah State University
  • Utah Lake Symposium
  • Protect & Preserve – American Fork Canyon
  • Timpanogos Nation
  • Mormon Environmental Stewardship Alliance
  • Friends Of Great Salt Lake
  • James Westwater
  • Utah Rivers Council
  • Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance
  • Utah Native Plant Society
  • Utah Valley Mutual Aid
  • Utah Audubon Council
  • Great Salt Lake Audubon
  • Citizens’ Climate Lobby – Utah Valley Chapter
  • Sierra Club