Journal of the Utah Sierra Club Winter 1999 Vol. 32 No. 1
Bureau Of Land Management Unveils Its Management Alternatives For
The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Written Comments Needed by February 12
The federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has unveiled its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for America's newest national monument. The DEIS presents five alternatives for public comment. Of the five scenarios, Alternative D is most closely aligned with protecting the wildland values of the monu-ment. This alternative would prohibit all-terrain vehicle (ATV) use throughout the monument, would close many unnecessary and unmaintained roads, and would limit development to levels consistent with the monument's primitive character.
While Alternative D comes closer than the others to preserving the pristine character of the 1.6 million acres of wilderness proposed by the Utah Wilderness Coalition (UWC) within the monument, none of the alternatives would require the BLM to use its authority to protect all of the monument's wildlands under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA). (The Sierra Club is a founding member of the UWC.)
A brief history: During the Reagan administration, BLM misapplied its wilderness inventory criteria and failed to designate as wilderness study areas all the land that possessed wilderness characteristics. As a result, many qualifying areas are not covered by the interim wilderness protection that Congress intended BLM to apply. Likewise, BLM failed to recommend some of this nation's finest wilderness lands in the monument as suitable for designation as wilderness.
BLM can correct this through the planning process. When commenting on the plan, ask BLM to designate as wilderness study areas all those lands which the UWC has identified as meeting the agency's wilderness standards. Further, ask BLM to recommend as suitable for wilderness designation all of these qualifying areas within the monument.
Two other issues should be addressed in Alternative D. The Burr Trail is a route which crosses the Escalante Canyons portion of the monument. In Alternative D, it is categorized as eligible for developed facilities. This treatment of the Burr Trail, a narrow, winding, infrequently traveled route, would have the effect of changing the character of the road, significantly increasing the numbers of people who drive it and negatively affecting adjacent wild areas, which are included in H.R. 1500 and S.773, America's Redrock Wilderness Act. Developed facilities should be confined to the communities adjacent to the monument.
Also, the issue of livestock grazing in the monument must be more adequately addressed. Despite acknowledging that various federal laws govern grazing management of public lands (FLPMA, NEPA, ESA, CWA), the BLM is dragging its feet in applying these laws and delaying compliance until three years after the final plan is signed. Grazing must be managed so as to protect the delicate ecosystems of the monument.
This is where you come in: The BLM has scheduled a comment period to gain public input on its DEIS. Please provide input in writing and send it via email, fax, or mail to the BLM. Write a short letter explaining why you think BLM should modify and adopt Alternative D. Written comments are of the utmost importance and are the best way to demonstrate to the BLM that citizens from all over the country want the monument managed for its solitude, unspoiled natural character, and breathtaking beauty.
PLEASE SEND WRITTEN
Bureau of Land Management
Attention: Pete Wilkins
337 S. Main St. Suite: 010
Cedar City, Utah 84720
A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY: For people living in or near the following cities, you have a chance to comment firsthand. The BLM is holding a series of open houses where we can express our concerns. Please take advantage of this opportunity.
If you live in or near the following locations, please attend an open house and speak out on behalf of wilderness in the monument. Someone from the UWC, the Sierra Club, or another UWC member organization will be present to provide you with additional information.
Open houses will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM on the following dates at the following locations, except as noted:
· • Orderville, UT, Valley High School, January 5, 1999
· • Panguitch, UT, Panguitch High School, January 5, 1999
· • Flagstaff, AZ, Flagstaff Radisson, Woodlands Plaza, 1175 West Route 66, January 7, 1999
· • Cedar City, UT, Southern Utah University--Charles Hunter, January 7, 1999
· • Washington, DC, The Capital Hilton, 16th and K Streets NW, January 12, 1999
"The love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth (the earth which bore us and sustains us), the only home we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need—if only we had the eyes to see."
Legacy Highway Public Hearing a Huge Success
by Marc Heileson, Public Education Organizer
The proponents for Governor Leavitt's proposed sprawl-inducing, wetland-destroying Legacy Highway suffered an immense setback as the public turned out en masse to protest the Legacy Highway at the recent public hearing in Bountiful. Reportedly, as many as 1000 people packed the standing-room-only auditorium at Bountiful Jr. High to tell the Utah Department of Transportation "We Don't Have To Take This Road!" One wonders how long our state transportation planners can keep living in complete denial as the public voice continues to amplify against the Legacy Highway.
Many thanks go out to all the wonderful Sierra Club volunteers who helped generate the incredible turnout. They are the heroes behind this effort. Thanks also to all of you who made the trip to the Bountiful hearing and who have taken the time to write valuable letters against the terrible Legacy Highway. You have made the difference.
The battle still goes on, but we have never been in a better position to win. Now is the time to increase our efforts and kill this legacy of concrete once and for all. Please give us a call and find out more about how you can get involved in stopping the Legacy Highway— (801) 467-9294. u
by Aaron Jones, Co-chair, Political Committee
The campaigns of 1998 have come and gone and I would like to thank all of those who helped make it such a wonderful experience. First of all, I would like to thank my co-chair Claire Gardner for her exceptional work on the October fundraiser which raised over $3,600 and for the tremendous volume of work she has accomplished throughout the year. Thanks also go out to Bob Walton, Greg Underwood, Jim Wechsler, and everyone else who helped to make the fundraiser such a success. Tremendous appreciation also goes out to the many generous people and organizations that donated to the fundraiser.
· We endorsed a total of thirty candidates and finished successfully in sixteen of the races. In the Second Congressional district, Lily Eskelsen ran one of the most organized and energetic campaigns ever seen in the district. On election night, her opponent was ultimately successful, but I had the privilege of witnessing first hand the birth of a movement. Legions of newcomers were inspired by Lily's efforts and their presence and persistence will make a mark on the political landscape. Karen Crompton and Mike Reberg, our endorsed candidates in the County Commission races, were both inched out by candidates with a mere 51% of the vote. Legislative candidates Dennis Carty and Jerry Jensen each came within less than a hundred votes of victory.
· Successful races included the re-election of ten incumbents previously endorsed by the Club, Perry Buckner, an incumbent endorsed for the first time this election, and Gene Davis, a long-time supporter who moved up to a Senate position. We were also successful in electing Paula Julander to the Senate; and Jackie Biskupski, Carl Duckworth, and Neil Hansen to the House.
· The Utah Chapter will now be focusing on lobbying efforts in the next legislative session (Jan/Feb 1999). If you wish to get involved, the Legislative Committee is seeking volunteers. Also in the coming year will be the Mayoral election for Salt Lake City. Already there are three candidates who have been previously endorsed by the club in one race or another. If you wish to be involved with either the Political or Legislative Committees, please contact me at 467-3532 or by E-mail at Ajonesmvp@aol.com. u
This Dog Bites
Sierra Club Named Most Effective Environmental Group
By Bruce Hamilton Director of Conservation
from The Planet, November 1998
In a recent survey by the Aspen Institute, all the members of Congress and 29 top officials from the White House and federal agencies were asked to "name the [two] national nonprofit organizations that you believe have the most influence on federal policy" for six different issues.
I'm proud to report that in environmental policy, the Sierra Club received more mentions than any other industry or environmental organization.
The Club was named more than twice as often as the National Federation of Independent Business, which ranked second, and nearly three times as often as the next environmental group, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).
What is equally pleasing is that both Republicans and Democrats rated us as most effective. While we were cited 64 times, other organizations that vastly outspend us were mentioned far fewer times. The Chamber of Commerce had 21 mentions, the National Association of Manufacturers 13, and the Citizens for a Sound Economy - our opponents on the Environmental Protection Agency's new clean-air standards being debated at the time of the survey - just 12.
Here are the rankings for environmental groups (and times cited): Sierra Club (64), EDF (23), Natural Resources Defense Council (20), National Wildlife Federation (12), Wilderness Society (6), Audubon (5), World Wildlife Fund (5), Environmental Information Center (4), Pew Charitable Trusts (4), League of Conservation Voters (3), The Nature Conservancy (3), Environmental Working Group (2), Greenpeace (1) and Defenders of Wildlife (1).
The study, “Effective Nonprofit Advocacy," by Susan Rees, analyzed the qualities of the highest ranking groups in each policy area. The most effective organizations generally:
· • are membership-based;
· • are permitted to lobby under Internal Revenue Service tax code;
· • use democratic structure for decisionmaking and participation; maintain sub-national chapters or offices;
· • deliberately reach out to Democrats and Republicans;
· • focus resources on one or two top policy priorities;
· • train members;
· • hold politicians accountable;
· • have a national message;
· • eliminate inflammatory rhetoric;
· • use polling and focus groups;
· • use economic arguments; and
· • enlist community leaders as grassroots lobbyists.
· The survey comes as the Club is broadening its grassroots media and public education efforts. We've shifted 80 percent of the resources we once spent on lobbying in Washington to grassroots organizing. We're pushing for stronger environmental protection by giving citizens the information and the means to make their voices heard. This survey is an indication that this approach is working.
· Our political leaders may not love us, but they respect us. This dog bites. Congratulations to all of you for helping to make us the most effective environmental group in our nation's capital.
· For more information: You can find the Aspen Institute's full report at www. aspeninst.org/dir/ polpro/nsrf/enpatoc.html. u
When Rivers Reek
by Ken Midkiff, Ozark Chapter Program Director
from The Planet, November 1998
From Georgia to Kansas to California, Sierra Club chapters have filed lawsuits against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency just because the agency missed a deadline. Another example of our litigation-happy society?
Well, not quite. In this case the deadline was in 1981—a mere 17 years ago—and the health of the nation's streams, rivers and lakes is at stake.
According to the Clean Water Act, an assessment of the quality of our nation's waters should have been submitted by the states for EPA review by 1981. The EPA was supposed to evaluate the report, determining which water bodies met standards for their designated use, and set up a schedule to rehabilitate those that did not.
One way to address water-quality problems, according to the act, was to establish the maximum contamination levels that allow a water body to meet its designated use, such as for swimming or fishing. This is called (there will be a quiz) the total maximum daily load, or TMDL.
By way of illustration we'll use the Elk River in south-western Missouri. The Elk flows through several small communities, each discharging effluent from old, dilapidated municipal sewage-treatment plants. There are also some campgrounds, a few trailer courts and several private residences with various semi-functional sewage treatment systems (or not).
Also along the way there are a whole bunch of large poultry houses holding a total of 26 million chickens, and a couple of hog factories that house a few thousand hogs. The waste from these pigs and chickens is applied to fields that drain into the Elk.
And finally, a large Tyson's poultry slaughterhouse and packing plant also discharges waste into the river; it's by far the largest source of contaminants. However, it mostly manages to meet the effluent limits outlined in its permit for nitrates, suspended solids and phosphorous.
Could be that each of these dischargers meets the conditions of their Clean Water Act permits individually. But the cumulative impact of these sources has left the Elk River far from sanitary, even though the state considers it a "whole body contact" stream, meaning that it's suitable for swimming and occasional ingestion (blech!).
So what is the EPA or state agency to do? Exactly what should have been done 17 years ago: Consider all the pollution sources along the Elk, determine the TMDL and take steps through permit conditions, funding enticements and collaboration with other state and federal agencies to clean up the river. Require the small towns to upgrade their sewage-treatment plants. Establish and enforce meaningful land-application rates for animal wastes. Fine and penalize private residences that allow raw human waste to enter the river. In short, do what the Clean Water Act mandates.
But neither the federal nor the state agencies are doing that. So the Sierra Club and its allies began bringing suits against the U.S. EPA. Suits have been filed in Minnesota, Georgia, Kansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Delaware and Maryland, and one is pending in Missouri. Those that have been settled have forced the EPA to take assertive steps to require state agencies to follow the law.
But there are still problems. Many states submitted incomplete lists, and one (Iowa) refused to do it at all. Priorities are missing and some schedules for TMDL studies are proposed to continue for 13 to 15 more years before anything happens. These problems will be the focus of continuing negotiations and discussions with the EPA and the Sierra Club. Future litigation cannot be ruled out.
In the meantime, if you're swimming in an alleged "whole-body contact" stream and you get a mouthful of water — spit it out! u
NOTE: Utah’s own Circle Four Farms is planning to boost annual production from 600,000 to 900,000 hogs.
In Memorium—George Schrader, 1923-1998
by Jock Glidden, Ogden Group Chair
Many in the club will recall our able Chapter and Ogden Group treasurer, George Schrader. He died in his home on December 5, 1998.
George was an articulate man of several talents. If a Utah politician espoused an especially stupid position, George would not hesitate to take him to task through the press. He was a devoted husband and father to his family. On many occasions, he took them camping and exploring in the California desert, but was always an era behind the latest technology. When nylon dome tents were available, his post-war pup tents would do because they worked fine for the GIs and his were not yet worn out. The same for serviceable rucksacks and leather boots.
His trips to the desert gave rise to his interest in geology and amateur rockhounding. Though raised and educated in California, he moved to Utah with his wife Ilona when he decided to retire. Here he thrived on the beauty of southern Utah’s slickrock country. Goblin Valley was one of his favorite places and he led several car camping outings there. Near at home, he celebrated his birthday by regularly leading a hike up Waterfall Canyon in February over ice and snow.
George was a home-brewer and wine-maker; he won at least one prize for the best light beer at the Northern Utah Beer Lovers Association. We would often conclude group ExCom meetings with samples of his latest efforts.
He was always comfortable with computers, and I doubt he ever raised his voice at them. He earned his BA in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and an MA in Math at UCLA. He was an early pioneer in software technology, while he worked for a computer firm. Naturally, as the club’s treasurer, he would submit a fresh printout of the chapter’s financial status to the officers. And we were always warned when we were tempted to overspend.
George was a man of sturdy principles. One of these was his reverence for human life, and because of it, he served as a conscientious objector during WWII in the Army Medical Corps. This view later broadened to include all life, and it is this perspective that identifies an environmentalist. As such, he found the Unitarian Church to be his natural spiritual home. Appropriately, his family chose “This Land is Your Land,” by Woody Guthrie, to be sung by us all at the Unitarian service, to celebrate the life of this remarkable man.
His family asks that any donations on George’s behalf should be made to the Utah Sierra Club.
Utah Chapter Activities
All members and non-members are welcome on any of the chapter or group activities below. Participants should contact the leader in advance to determine the degree of difficulty and other details.
Call the Sierra Club office (467-9294) for a recorded message on upcoming activities.
Salt Lake Group
1999 Winter Outings
Ski touring and snowshoe outings are dependent on weather conditions. All trip decisions rest with the leader and are final. Dogs are not allowed on Sierra Club outings.
January 10, Sun. Uintas ski tour—an easy cross-country ski tour for beginners. Please call Bill Van Moorhem at 582-9223 at least one day before the trip. Trips will be adjusted to the skill level of the group and weather conditions.
January 17, Sun. Snowshoe to Dude Peak (7212') from North Canyon in Bountiful. Meet at Woods Cross K-Mart, Exit 318, Southwest side of parking area at 9:30AM. Bring lunch, water, proper outerwear, and snowshoes/poles. Questions? Call Ron Younger at 292-4040.
January 24, Sun. LEADER'S CHOICE SNOWSHOE—Call Gaynelle Fakharzadeh (435) 649- 8917 for information about this intermediate snowshoe tour.
January 31, Sun. Silver Fork—a beginner ski tour. Please call Bill Van Moorhem at 582-9223 at least one day before the trip. Trips will be adjusted to the skill level of the group and weather conditions.
February 7, Sun. Ron Younger will lead a snowshoe tour to Cave Peak (6803') from Mill Creek in Bountiful. Meet at Woods Cross K-Mart, Exit 318 off I-15, Southwest side of parking area at 9:30AM. Bring lunch, water, proper outerwear, and snowshoes/poles. Questions? Call Ron at 292-4040.
February 14, Sun. Uintas ski tour—a beginner cross-country tour. Please call Bill Van Moorhem at 582-9223 a least one day before the trip. Trips will be adjusted to the skill level of the group and weather conditions.
February 28, Sun. Stansbury Range—a beginner cross-country tour. Please call Bill Van Moorhem at 582-9223 at least one day before the trip. Trips will be adjusted to the skill level of the group and weather conditions.
March 7, Sun. Snowshoe the Kenney Creek Trail from Mill Creek in Bountiful. Meet at Woods Cross K-Mart, Exit 318 off I-15, Southwest side of parking area at 9:30AM. Bring lunch, water, proper outwear, and snowshoes/poles. Questions? Call Ron Younger at 292-4040.
March 14, Sun. LEADER'S CHOICE SNOWSHOE—Call Gaynelle Fakharzadeh (435) 649- 8917 for information about this intermediate snowshoe tour.
March 21, Sun. Uintas ski tour—a beginner cross-country tour. Please call Bill Van Moorhem at 582-9223 at least one day before the trip. Trips will be adjusted to the skill level of the group and weather conditions.
April 25, Sun. Hike—Black Mtn. (Lakeside Range) or Tabbys Canyon (Stansbury Island) with Ron Younger. Meet at 9:00AM. at the Travel Council Parking Lot (Just south of the State Capitol). Questions? Call Ron at 292-4040.
The Utah Chapter of the Sierra Club and its Ogden Group are dedicated to promoting conservation of the environment through recreational outings, monthly educational meetings and membership recruitment. These activities help us appreciate the remarkable outdoor opportunities that we have so close to our city. Except during the summer, the Ogden Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm at the Weber County Library, 2464 Jefferson Avenue. Invited speakers educate our members and the public on environmental issues. The public is welcome to these meetings as well as the scheduled outings listed below. Participants are advised to call the leaders in advance for outing details.
Chair: Dan Schroeder, 393-4603
Membership: John Hinds,
Outings/programs: Jock Glidden, 394-0457
January 12, Tue, “Better Late than Never: Curbside Recycling in Ogden.” Speaker: Dr Arthur Caplan, Professor of Economics, WSU.
February 9, Tue, “The Lake Effect: Living Together Along the Shores of Something Great.” Speaker: Bruce Thompson, Education Director, Friends of Great Salt Lake
March 9, Tue, Speaker and topic TBA
1. Easy, suitable for all ages, minimal physical fitness
2. Requires moderate physical fitness
3. Good physical fitness 4. Demanding, must be fit
Saturday 16; Antelope Island; Beacon Hill (2) Enjoy the island in the sweep of winter. Guaranteed no pesky bugs. Bring cold weather wind gear, lunch and binoculars. Meet at the Syracuse Gate, east side of GSL, 10AM. Leader: Ron Younger, 292-4040.
Saturday 23; Dry Lakes Area: Sardine Canyon (3)
—ski in and around the base of the Wellsvilles at Sardine Canyon. After the tour plan on a soothing soak at Crystal Hot Springs. Bring lunch, bathing suit & towel. Leader: For a good time, call Suzanne for details (479-5035)
Sunday 24; Taylor Canyon (3)— Snowshoe: snowshoe wilderness trip starting from our own backyard. Return early afternoon. Objective depending on conditions. Meet at railhead Trailhead parking lot, top of 29th street at 9:30AM. Leaders: Mary McKinley & Joel Bingham, 393-1917.
Saturday, 30; Moonlight Ski Tour North Fork Park (2)—Snowshoe or x-c out in the late afternoon twilight and return by the light of the moon. Bring a snack and headlight just in case. Meet at Ogden High School [OHS] 3:30PM. Leader: Al Stockland, 479Ñ9597.
Saturday 6; Parish Ridge Trail Hike; Centerville: (3)—Explore the Wasatch Front above Farmington. Bring lunch and snowshoes just in case. Meet NW corner of Target parking lot east off the I-15 Centerville exit #322 at 9:30AM. Leader: Ron Younger, 292-4040.
Saturday 20; Leisurely X-C Tour (1)—Location; leaders' choice. 10:00AM. Bring lunch. Call for details. Leader: John Hinds 621-0196.
Sunday 28; Moonlight X-C/ Snowshoe Tour; Snow Basin (3)—We will trace the proposed Snowbasin access road in the twilight and return by moonlight. Bring a snack to share and headlight just in case. Meet at 3:30PM. Leader: Jock Glidden, 394-0457.
Saturday 6; Ogden Bay Waterfowl Management Area Hike (3)—A walking tour to view who is still around in the late winter. Bring binocs, snacks and a hot thermos of something. Meet OHS at 10:00AM. Dress for muddy road. Leader: Cliff Nowell, 393-8530.
Saturday 13; Snowshoe to Sardine Peak, Snow Basin (3)—Skiers are welcome but primarily a trip for snowshoers to a seldom-visited peak at the north end of Snow Basin. Commanding view of the new Olympic downhill courses and all the rest of the hoopla over there. Meet OHS at 9:30AM. Leaders: Susie & Elliot; 479Ñ3860.
Friday 9 - Sunday 11; Spring Desert Hikes; St.George West (2)—Car camping and hiking in Utah's only Mohave desert ecosystem on the UT/NV border. With luck we will find some early spring desert flowers and other surprises.Leave Kaysville at 9:00AM. Call for final details. Leader: Gibbs and Catharine Smith, 544-0129.
Sunday 18; East Bench Trails Traverse (3)—full traverse of Ogden's famous front range trails system as they presently exist from north to south. Bring lunch. Meet Rainbow Gardens parking lot, south end at 10:00AM. Leader: Peter Vernezze, 394-0994.
Saturday 24; White Rock Bay Mt Bike Tour (2)—An easy bike of this popular nine-mile loop on Antelope Island. Dry trail we bike; muddy trail we ride the paved loop. Meet White Rock Parking Lot at 10:00AM. Leader: John Hinds, 621-0196.
For futher info, contact:
Jan 13, Wed., SUGAR HOUSE MOVIE NIGHT —Meet Craig (487-2077) at 6PM at Pier 49 San Francisco Sourdough Pizza Co. for dinner (2227 Highland Dr.) followed by an inexpensive movie at Movies 10 next door.
Jan 26, Tue., DESERT EDGE BREW PUB MOVIE NIGHT—Join Craig (487-2077) at 6PM for dinner at the Desert Edge Brew Pub in Trolley Square, followed by a movie. Tuesday is discount night for movies at Trolley Square theaters.
Feb 10, Wed., SAN FRANCISCO PIZZA/MOVIE NIGHT—Meet Craig (487-2077) at 6PM for dinner at Pier 49 San Francisco Sourdough Pizza Co. (2227 Highland Dr.) followed by an inexpensive flick at Movies 10 next door.
Feb 19, Fri., GALLERY STROLL—Join Craig (487-2077) at 6PM at the Phillips Gallery (444 East 200 South) for wine and hors d'oeuvres followed by visits to a number of Salt Lake's fine art galleries.
Feb 24, Wed., MOVIE NIGHT AT BREWVIES—Meet Craig (487-2077) promptly at 6PM for dinner and a movie at the hip Brewvies Cinema Pub (677 South 200 West).
Mar 9, Tue., THE PARK IVY/TOWER MOVIE NITE—Join Craig (487-2077) at 6PM at the Park Ivy Garden Cafe (878 South 900 East) for vegetarian cuisine followed by an art film for a dollar off at the nearby Tower Theater.
Mar 19, Fri. GALLERY STROLL—Join Craig (487-2077) at 6PM at the Phillips Gallery (444 East 200 South) for wine and hors d'oeuvres followed by visits to a number of Salt Lake's fine art galleries.
Mar 24, Wed., BREWVIES MOVIE NIGHT—Meet Craig (487-2077) promptly at 6PM for dinner and a movie at Brewvies Cinema Pub (677 South 200 West).
If you are interested in creating an outdoor activity schedule (hikes, biking, camping, etc.) to work along with our movie night and gallery stroll activities, please get in touch with Craig at 487-2077.
Very Part-Time (50 hrs/yr)
Utah Chapter Needs Fundraising Rep
The Utah Chapter of the Sierra Club is a member group of Community Shares of Utah, a local workplace-giving organization similar to United Way. We need someone who can spend 50 hours a year attending monthly meetings and doing other fundraising-related activities with CS/U. The pay is $6/hr. If you think you might be interested, please send brief resume to Utah Chapter Sierra Club, 2273 S Highland Dr, #2D, SLC, UT 84106-2832.
Have You Been A Recent Victim of Multiple Mailings?
The Utah Wilderness Coalition (i.e. the Utah Chapter of the Sierra Club, the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, the Wasatch Mountain Club, and other groups) periodically sends out conservation alerts on public lands issues. We do “merge and purge” the membership lists of the member groups, to save on paper and postage. However, the computer only deletes exact duplicates. This means that if your name is listed as “Jane Doe” on one organization's membership list and “Ms. J. Doe” on another, you’ll get duplicate mailings. The best way to prevent this is to make sure that both your name and your address are listed exactly the same way with all the local and national environmental groups to which you belong (The Wilderness Society and National Parks and Conservation Association are both members of the UWC, but do not have local offices). If you do get extras, why not share them with friends, relatives and neighbors!
Advocacy for Curbside Recycling
I am seeking persons interested in taking on the goal of increasing the amount of curbside recycling in the greater Salt Lake area. Recycling as a specific form of conservation has the attribute of being a gift to future generations. We could enroll our community in the possibility of expending more effort now to ensure that our grandchildren enjoy the same bountiful society that we do. If you would like to help me pursue increased curbside recycling, please call: Cathie Gardinier, (801) 569-9437.
Weekly Environmental News
KRCL – 91 FM
Tuesday 5:00 pm Sierra Club Environmental Update
Sunday 9:55am Sierra Club Environmental Update
2nd & 4th Thursday 12:30-1:00 Save Our Canyons Report
KRCL is Salt Lake City’s non-profit, listener-supported, community radio station, at 90.9 FM. Phone (801) 363-1818 for information and a sample bimonthly program guide. KRCL plays a wide variety of programming, ranging from folk and bluegrass to new wave and new age. The Sierra Club’s “Environmental Update” is produced by Utah Chapter volunteer Teri Underwood.
To make your voice count on environmental issues, write or call your U.S. senators and representatives at:
(Dear Representative __________)
The Honorable James Hansen
2466 Rayburn House Office Bldg
Washington, DC 20515
The Honorable Merrill Cook
1431 Longworth House Office Bldg
Washington, DC 20515
The Honorable Christopher Cannon
118 Cannon House Office Bldg (202) 225-7751
Your two Senators:
The Honorable Orrin Hatch
131 Russell Bldg
Washington, DC 20510
The Honorable Robert Bennett
431 Dirksen Bldg
President Bill Clinton
(Dear Mr. President)
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave
Washington, DC 20500
White House Comment Line
Vice President Al Gore
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave
Washington, DC 20500
Generic addresses to give your out-of-state friends and family when encouraging them to write or call their senators and representatives:
The Honorable ______________
House Office Bldg
Washington, DC 20515
Senate Office Bldg
Washington, DC 20510
For writing a letter to the editor (read by thousands whom you may be able to educate/influence and closely monitored by elected officials):
Public Forum, Salt Lake Tribune
PO Box 867, SLC, UT 84110
Reader's Forum, Deseret News
PO Box 1257, SLC, UT 84110
On the Web
Sierra Club home page: http://www.sierraclub.org/
Online News: http://www.sierraclub.org/news/
Sierra Club Magazine: http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/
The Planet: http://www.sierraclub.org/planet/
Winter Olympics 2002
Who Benefits, Who Pays?
The Salt Lake IMPACT 2002 & Beyond Coalition
Wednesday, January 13, 1999 at 6:30 ON
Spaulding Hall, St. Mark’s Cathedral
231 East 100 South
Salt Lake City
This forum provides an opportunity for area residents and taxpayers to ask questions and make comments about who benefits from and who pays for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. The Salt Lake IMPACT 2002 & Beyond Coalition wants to hear what you have to say about the games, who benefits, and what it is costing us.
The questions raised and comments received will be presented to the Governor, the State Legislature, local public officials, and the Salt Lake Olympic Organizing Committee. Come let your voice be heard!
Salt Lake IMPACT 2002 & Beyond Coalition represents a broad spectrum of community organizations, groups, and individuals concerned about how the 2002 event will impact all of us. Contact Tim Funk, 583-2743, or Glenn Bailey, 364-7765.
Look for IMPACT 2002 forums coming in February and March, 1999.
Utah Chapter & Group ExCom Election Results
Thanks to those who voted!
Utah Chapter Ogden Group Salt Lake Group
Mark Clemens Russ Chase Kurt Alloway
Scott Endicott John Hinds Dick Dougherty
Teri Underwood Dan Schroeder Preston Motes
Editor, JoAnn Green
Circulation Mgr., Linda Wilburn
The Utah Sierran is published quarterly (January, April, July, & October) by the Utah Chapter of the Sierra Club. Views expressed in this paper are the opinions of the individual authors, unless otherwise noted, and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the Sierra Club.
Submit all articles, artwork, photographs, letters, and comments to Editor, the Utah Sierran, 2273 South Highland Drive #2D, Salt Lake City, Utah 84106, phone (801) 467-9294.
The Sierra Club dues are $35 per year, of which $1 is for the Utah Sierran. Discount membership rates are available for senior citizens, students, or individuals with limited income. The subscrip-tion rate for non-members is $8 per year.
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