Guide to the Citizens for the Protection of Logan Canyon/Logan Canyon Coalition Papers,
1963-1999

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Title: Citizens for the Protection of Logan Canyon/Logan Canyon Coalition Papers
Dates: 1963-1999 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 2 boxes (1 linear foot)
Collection Number: USU_COLL MSS 314
Summary: This collection contains papers from the Citizens for the Protection of Logan Canyon and the Logan Canyon Coalition and spans the period of 1963 to 1999.
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Manuscript Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-2663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Material in English 

Historical Note

Citizens for the Protection of Logan Canyon (CPLC) was formed in the 1970s in response to the environmental issues raised by the repairs and reconstruction of U.S. Highway 89 through Logan Canyon. This informal group offered citizens an opportunity to voice their concerns without having to align themselves with an established environmental group. They remained involved through the 1980s, contesting the U.S. Forest Service's plan to interpret the aquatic and visual resources of the canyon and debating the definition of the highway's 1989 designation as a National Scenic Byway.

During the 1990s another group emerged to contest a new set of proposed improvements to the road. Known as the Logan Canyon Coalition (LCC), they wanted additional compromises from the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) beyond those the CPLC was seeking. Their position was to pursue an alternative course of action while continuing to cooperate with the CPLC. In 1995 the LCC, along with the Utah Rivers Conservation Council, submitted an appeal to the UDOT's proposed actions. The ensuing compromise resulted in the abandonment of several of the more intrusive planned modifications.

In 1998 the LCC began an effort to have the federal government designate the Logan River as a Wild and Scenic River under a 1968 legislative act by the same name. This law was intended to identify rivers that “possess outstandingly remarkable scenic, recreational, geologic, fish and wildlife, historic, cultural, or other similar values” which “shall be preserved in free-flowing condition, and…their immediate environments shall be protected for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations.” Their push was ultimately unsuccessful, and as of 2011, the Logan River had not earned the designation that they sought.

Content Description

This collection contains papers from the Citizens for the Protection of Logan Canyon and the Logan Canyon Coalition and spans the period of 1963 to 1999. It consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence, reports, and other papers. They address issues related to highway construction in Logan Canyon and the LCC’s push for a Wild and Scenic River designation for the Logan River.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Use :  

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Citizens for the Protection of Logan Canyon/Logan Canyon Coalition Papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Initial Citation: Citizens for the Protection of Logan Canyon/Logan Canyon Coalition Papers> USU_COLL MSS 314, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 314, USUSCA.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arranged by organization and document type.

Processing Note :  

Processed in October of 2006.

Acquisition Information :  

The material initially donated for this collection was donated to USU Special Collections in 1998 by Tom Lyon. Dan Miller and Steve Flint donated additional material in 2012 and 2013 respectively.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Box
Folder
1 1 CPLC correspondence 1987-1995
1 2 CPLC reports 1987-1989
1 3 CPLC meeting minutes 1994 December 15
1 4 CPLC newsletters 1976-1996
1 5 "Logan Canyon: Summarizing Two Alternatives," CPLC response to Record of Decision 1994 August 12
1 6 LCC Articles of Incorporation 1995
1 7 LCC correspondence 1994-1996
1 8 LCC newsletter, "Canyon Wind," 1995-1999
1 9 Correspondence/reports related to the Wild and Scenic River designation for the Logan River 1996-1999
1 10 Newspaper and magazine articles related to the Wild and Scenic River designation for the Logan River 1998-1999
1 11 Newspaper and magazine articles related to the Logan Canyon highway construction 1963, 1969, 1988-1998
1 12 "Profiles in Activism: Three Citizens Involved in the Logan Canyon Controversy," student paper by Stanley Holmes 1997
1 13 UDOT newsletters/brochures undated
1 14 Newsletter from the Logan Canyon Improvement Group 1997 July
1 15 Interdisciplinary Team agendas/meeting minutes 1986-1987
2 1 Public scoping meetings 1987 March
2 2 Conservationists’ Alternative 1987-1989
2 3 Highway 89 Technical Memoranda: final draft 1987 October
2 4 Agency Alternative 1988-1989
2 5 Preliminary Record of Decision 1994 July 14
2 6 Record of Decision 1994 October 16
2 7 Partial timeline of Logan Canyon Highway construction undated

Subjects

    • Personal Names :
    • Flint, Steve.
    • Lyon, Thomas J.|q(Thomas Jefferson), 1937-
    • Miller, Dan, 1954-.
    • Steinhoff, Gordon.
    • Corporate Names :
    • Citizens for the Protection of Logan Canyon--Records and correspondence.
    • Logan Canyon Coalition--Records and correspondence.
    • United States. Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Environmentalism--Utah--History.
    • Geographical Names :
    • Logan Canyon (Utah)
    • Logan River (Utah)
    • United States Highway 89

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