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Blue Valley Spires

May 8 - May 9

The Land

South of the San Rafael Reef reside a conglomerate of magnificent landscapes cut by rivers and split by deep networks of canyons. From the Dirty Devil to the Henry Mountains to Factory Butte, these lands feature a diverse array of wilderness-quality lands. The region is rife with magnificent natural features. One such site, fancied by social media photographers is experiencing rapid degradation of the lands and soils that surround it. It goes by several names. We call it the Blue Spire.

The Work

We will build a post and rail fence to delineate the end of motorized travel and the start of a walking trail to visit this sensitive site. The fence will uphold existing travel boundaries along the edge of BLM land.

**This project is open for registration but pends BLM approvals to complete on the dates provided. Applicants will be notified of any changes.

Volunteers Needed: (10)
Project Lead: Talitha McGuire
Contact: talitha@suwa.org

A comprehensive itinerary will be provided to registered volunteers.

  • Wed May 8 – Thu May 9

Project Rating 

Level 2 – Our most common trip incorporates mid- to heavy-lifting, work in remote landscapes at varying elevations, an increased diversity of tool use, and an emphasis on physical fitness and hiking competency.

Camping & Meals

Specific location of camping site(s) will be provided in the Welcome Letter sent to registered volunteers.

SUWA provides select meals, snacks and drinks during the project. Volunteers are responsible for all additional meals not specified in the Welcome Letter during their stay.

Volunteer Responsibilities

Participants are responsible for their own food, water and camping gear as well as transportation to and from the project site(s). Volunteers should plan to be away from camp all day each of the work days. A recommended pack list will be sent along with the project Welcome Letter  (4) weeks prior to the start date.

Registration & Acceptance Timeline

A 2024 General Volunteer Application is required for this project. 

  • When we have received your form, you will receive a confirmation e-mail within (5) working days of submission.
  • In order to ensure participation by the most diverse applicants, we log all applications until (8) weeks prior to the project. At this point, you will first receive a call from our stewardship team to further discuss the project.
  • Following this call, you will receive an e-mail confirming whether you have been placed on the “project roster” or a “waiting list.”
  • If you are selected for the project roster, you will then complete a Volunteer Agreement.
  • Individuals on the Waitlist List will be contacted if space opens due to cancellation within (2) weeks of the project start date.
  • At (4) weeks before the project start date, registered and confirmed participants will receive a Welcome Letter, with a comprehensive itinerary, including: driving instructions, a Project Map for mobile devices (when applicable), a notification about carpools and/or caravans, and any additional information pertinent to the project.
  • Within (2) weeks of the project you will receive a direct call from our stewardship coordinator to answer any additional questions you may have.

If you have any questions at any point throughout the process, please do not hesitate to contact us here or by calling  (435) 259-9151.



May 8
May 9
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