Over 70% of Utah land is public and our mission here at Utah Public Lands Alliance is to preserve these lands for public use. Utah’s public land is put to a variety of uses including solar and wind farms, gas wells, grazing, wildlife habitats, and recreation. Each year, hundreds of tourists and visitors come from all over to take part in different recreation activities on our public lands – including ohv travel, overlanding, hiking, cycling, canyoneering, equestrian, fishing, and boating.
In order to carry out our mission and help make a difference in Utah land use, we rely on assistance from a team of volunteers. It would have been impossible to accomplish all our various projects without the support and commitment of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers over the years. Additionally, without volunteers, the UPLA would not have achieved the level of influence and presence we’ve had both locally and nationally.
We welcome new volunteers all the time and we greatly value the ideas, expertise, time and commitment you bring.
Some Of The Ways Utah Volunteers Help Us
Volunteering with the UPLA is an opportunity to develop new skills, learn more about Utah’s public lands and their use as well as make new friends.
By volunteering with us, you’ll be helping us reach more people to raise awareness of the importance of our precious public lands and ensuring they remain in public hands for years to come. There is something for everybody whether you want to spend time helping organize some of our events or helping out with one of our projects.
Some of the tasks our volunteers have helped with include:
- Creating approved new trails or maintaining existing trails, including adding signs.
- Keeping an ear out for news that affects our public lands and bringing it to our attention.
- Helping at events. During events such as the Winter 4×4 Jamboree, our volunteers help with search and rescue, registration, recovery, clean up and even act as trail leaders.
- Lobbying – Keeping everyone updated on legislation that might restrict our use of public lands and chatting to government or local authority officials and representatives to lobby support for our mission and campaigns.
Other Ways To Get Involved With UPLA
We have several membership subscriptions available, each with different donation amounts so you can choose the one you’re most comfortable with. For instance, a small donation of $10 per year would get you an individual UPLA membership with access to GPS tracks and reports to help you enjoy the best trails in Utah.
A donation of $50 or $100 annually will get you Organizational or Corporate Membership, respectively, while a donation of $500 will give you Lifetime UPLA Membership.
Every little donation or time spent volunteering counts and is appreciated. We welcome you to volunteer or donate and help us carry on with our work.