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.
Recreation Amendments–HB 32
IMPORTANT! Representative Keven Stratton of Orem has introduced H.B. 32, Provo Canyon Resource Management Plan that would allow for the creation of a comprehensive recreation management plan for Provo Canyon. Provo Canyon holds some of our favorite trails and...
Updates on the Provo Hillside Task Force
Members of Conserve Utah Valley met with Mayor Michelle Kaufusi, at the Mayor’s request, in early January. She and other key leaders met with CUV to share the creation of the Hillside Task Force, a new group of Provo city department heads and leaders who are coming...
Bonneville Shoreline Trail Updates
On December 12 a bill passed the House of Representatives that would remove 326.27 acres of land from the wilderness system in the Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest along the Bonneville Shoreline. This would allow the Bonneville Shoreline Trail to be extended in...