TreeUtah is committed to restoring and preserving healthy ecosystems along Utah’s urbanized Wasatch Front. For over 30 years, TreeUtah has organized plantings of thousands of native trees and shrubs along the Jordan River wildlife corridor and Wasatch Mountain Canyons. Maintaining the ecological health of our waterways and open spaces is critical for sustaining wildlife habitat and for ensuring clean water, clean air, and overall health of Salt Lake Valley residents. In addition, our restoration work builds a sense of community through civic involvement.
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 Great Salt Lake. The trail and river are used throughout the year by over 100,000 community members for various outdoor activities. The native birds and wildlife are an integral part of the beauty of this critical area. TreeUtah is planting native trees at different sites along the Jordan River corridor. Native trees are important habitat for the wildlife and will ensure these animals continue to thrive here. Planting young native trees will also limit the impact invasive species will have on this critical wildlife habitat.
The canyons of the Wasatch Mountains are the main source of water and the top outdoor recreation spot for hundreds of thousands of people in Salt Lake County. The mountains are also a critical habitat on the edge of the Great Salt Lake Desert for many species of wildlife. The ecosystems in this vital mountain range are under pressure from the expanding population of the Wasatch Front. TreeUtah is working 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 the Wasatch Mountains.
Contact us for more information about joining us as a restoration volunteer.