TreeUtah is committed to restoring and preserving healthy ecosystems along Utah’s urbanized Wasatch Front.

For over 30 years, TreeUtah volunteers have planted thousands of native trees and shrubs along the Jordan River Corridor and in the Wasatch Mountain Canyons. Maintaining the ecological health of waterways and open spaces throughout Utah is critical for ensuring clean water and air for all Utahns and for sustaining habitat for our animal neighbors.

Jordan River Restoration

The Jordan River Parkway Trail is the most popular recreation trail in Salt Lake County. The Jordan River waterway stretches over 50 miles from Utah Lake to the Great Salt Lake. The trail and river are used year-round for various outdoor activities and is visited by over 100,000 people annually.

The Jordan River Corridor (JRC) is also essential for local and migrating wildlife. The creatures who travel along the JRC, including birds and mammals, are an integral part of the beautiful and diverse range of wildlife in Utah. TreeUtah plants native trees at dozens of sites along the Jordan River Corridor. These trees are important in preserving and expanding habitat for the wildlife and will ensure these animals continue to thrive here. These trees also play a part in preventing the spread of invasive species along the JRC, including Russian Olive and Tamarisk.

Wasatch Mountains

The canyons of the Wasatch Mountains include major recreation sites such as Big Cottonwood, Little Cottonwood, City Creek, and Mill Creek. These canyons are also the primary water source for thousands of people in surrounding counties. The mountains are also essential habitat for animals navigating the major urban-wildland interface of Utah's Wasatch Front. The ecosystems in this vital mountain range are under pressure from the expanding population of the Wasatch Front and TreeUtah is partnering with local ski areas to ensure these ecosystems can sustain life for generations to come. By planting thousands of native trees at ski areas like Alta, Snowbird, and Solitude, we are helping to preserve the recreation opportunities, the wildlife habitat, and the pristine water quality of Utah's Wasatch Mountains.