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

Overview of the Collection

Title
Citizens for the Protection of Logan Canyon/Logan Canyon Coalition Papers
Dates
1963-1999 (inclusive)
Quantity
3 boxes, (1.5 linear feet)
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. The collection consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence, reports, and other papers.
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions

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

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

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 DescriptionReturn to Top

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. This collection 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 CollectionReturn to Top

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 InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Citizens for the Protection of Logan Canyon/Logan Canyon Coalition PapersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1
CPLC correspondence
1987-1995
1 2
CPLC reports
1987-1989
1 3
CPLC meeting minutes
1994 December
1 4
CPLC newsletters
1976-1996
1 5
"Logan Canyon: Summarizing Two Alternatives," CPLC response to Record of Decision
1994 August
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
"Profiled 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
2 6
Record of Decision
1994 October
2 7
Partial timeline of Logan Canyon Highway construction
undated
2 8
Correspondence before Draft of Environmental Impact Statement
1988
2 9
Other Agency on Draft of Environmental Impact Statement
1990-1991
2 10
Correspondence between Draft and Final Environmental Impact Statements
1990-1992
2 11
Comments on the Final Environmental Impact Statement
1993
2 12
Correspondence between the Final Environmental Impact Statement and the Record of Decision
1993
2 13
Correspondence after the Final Environmental Impact Statement
1994
3 1
USFS Evaluation of Logan Canyon Highway
1979
3 2
Critique of UDOT Traffic Forecasts
1979
3 3
Correspondence on Spring Hollow Snail
1989-1993
3 4
Transportation Commission Meeting
1993
3 5
Stephan Flint- Presentation to Transportation Commission
1993
3 6
Wild and Scenic River- Correspondence
1994
3 7
Rejection of LCC Appeal
1995
3 8
LCC Sign Letter
1996
3 9
Keith Dixon to USFS Chief
undated
3 10
CPLC Reference Binder
1969
3 11
CPLC Reference Binder
1970
3 12
CPLC Reference Binder
1972
3 13
CPLC Reference Binder
1972-1973
3 14
CPLC Reference Binder
1975
3 15
CPLC Reference Binder
1976
3 16
CPLC Reference Binder
1977
3 17
CPLC Reference Binder
1978
3 18
CPLC Reference Binder
1979