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Deep Creek Mountains Service Project

June 18, 2020 - June 21, 2020

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.

The Work

Our crew will work to rehabilitate and restore wilderness characteristics through a series of approaches, which may include but are not limited to: reclaiming non-permitted routes and “hill climbs,” repairing or establishing temporary, artificial barriers where vegetation has been removed or decimated, and removing debris and other trash.  8-12 spaces available.

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

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

Our Objective: To remediate the impacts of dispersed camping and non-permitted off-road vehicle travel in the many canyons of the Deep Creek Mountains. To educate on the location and travel restrictions of protected areas.

A comprehensive itinerary will be provided to registered volunteers.

  • Thursday, June 18th: Early Arrival [Evening]
  • Friday, June 19th: Southern Deep Creek Range
  • Saturday, June 20th: Northern Deep Creek Range
  • Sunday, June 21st: Optional Day 3 [based on needs assessed]

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.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, SUWA is temporarily suspending its provision of food. Volunteers are responsible for all food and water 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.


A Volunteer Agreement is required for this project. 

When we have received your form, you will receive a confirmation e-mail within 5 working days of submission. The confirmation e-mail will indicate whether you have been placed on the “project roster” or a “waiting list.”

Three weeks before the start of the trip, you will receive an RSVP to confirm your participation. Individuals on the Waitlist will be contacted if spaces open due to cancellation.

Two 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), a notification about carpools and/or caravans, and additional information in a Pre-Departure email.

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

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June 18, 2020
June 21, 2020
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