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Deep Creek Mountains Service Project

September 22, 2018 - September 23, 2018


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Within 24 hours you will receive a Welcome Letter, which includes: driving instructions, a Project Map (for mobile devices), and compressive project itinerary with details.your Volunteer Agreement.

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our program coordinator:
volunteer@suwa.org  or  (435) 259-9151.

Read on to learn more about our project and site!

The Land

The Deep Creek Mountains, officially the Deep Creek Range (Goshute: Pi’a-roi-ya-bi)[1], are a mountain range in the Great Basin located in extreme western Tooele County and Juab County, Utah, in the western United States. The range trends north-south, 84% in Utah and 16% in Nevada, and is mainly composed of granite. Multiple canyons feature perennial creeks running west to east. The valley to the east is Snake Valley and to the west is Deep Creek Valley. Sites of cultural significance are found throughout the lush riparian corridors.

Unfortunately, recent land management missteps have caused more harm than good, resulting in significant damage that has impacted ecological communities, increased erosion and caused long-term degradation to wilderness characteristics.

The Work

Our crew will work to rehabilitate and restore these wilderness characteristics through a series of approaches, including: reclaiming illegal roads and routes, establishing temporary, artificial barriers where vegetation has been removed or decimated, and disappearing signs of mechanized-human impacts within the range.  8-10 spaces are available.

Work tasks will vary by need, and are slated to include:

  • fence and wilderness boundary sign installation;
  • vertical mulching and track/tread raking;
  • manual reclamation (with hand tools) of visually disturbed surface

Our Objective: To remediate the impacts of bulldozing and other heavy-handed actions and subsequent increased access by motorized vehicles into protected wilderness study areas. To contain travel and educate on the location and travel restrictions of protected areas.

A comprehensive itinerary will be provided to registered volunteers.

  • Friday, September 21st: Early Arrival at CCC Campground
  • Saturday, September 22nd: Day 1. Orientation. Travel to site.
  • Sunday, September 23rd: Breakfast. Workday begins.

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

Volunteers will camp on site. Specific location will be indicated in the Welcome Letter provided to registered volunteers.

SUWA provides (1) dinner, (1) breakfast, and snacks during the project. Volunteers are responsible for all additional meals 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 two weeks prior to the start date.



September 22, 2018
September 23, 2018
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