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Welcome to the official website of the 12th Annual Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium, November 14-15, 2018!  Free and open to all, the Symposium encourages a comprehensive review of the current state of our watershed while creating learning and networking opportunities for a broad array of stakeholders. Sessions cover a broad range of topics on water quality and watershed issues with local, regional, and national relevance. Hosted annually by Salt Lake County Watershed Planning & Restoration.

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Wednesday, November 14 • 9:50am - 10:20am
Watershed Restoration of Abandoned Mines in the Wasatch Mountains

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Watershed Restoration of Abandoned Mines in the Wasatch Mountains

Through regular stakeholder engagement, thorough data analysis, and sound engineering, Snowbird and its partners successfully implemented pilot-scale watershed restoration and erosion control projects on high-alpine abandoned mine lands in the Wasatch Mountains this past summer.

Full Abstract
Remnants of historic abandoned mines dot the hillsides of the Wasatch Mountains. To protect and improve water quality in Mary Ellen Gulch of American Fork Canyon, Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, along with Trout Unlimited, EarthFax Engineering, Tread Lightly!, and Cirrus Ecological Solutions, implemented pilot-scale, low-risk mine remediation projects to evaluate approaches to reduce non-point source runoff and to control erosion on waste rock piles. This presentation will focus on how Snowbird and its partners were able to successfully implement this high-alpine watershed restoration project this past summer through regular stakeholder engagement, data collection and analysis, and sound engineering.

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Hilary Arens

Director of Sustainabilty and Water Resources, Snowbird
Ms. Arens is Snowbird’s Director of Sustainability and Water Resources. She has a Masters in Watershed Science from Colorado State University, and worked at the Utah Division of Water Quality as the watershed coordinator for Utah Lake and Jordan River basins. Her focus at Snowbird... Read More →

Richard White

Consulting Civil and Environmental Engineer, EarthFax Engineering Group, LLC
Mr. White serves as lead engineer on many EarthFax projects, ranging from civil engineering design to environmental assessment and remediation to slope stabilization projects. He provides quality assurance/quality control and internal peer review on many of the company’s projects... Read More →

Wednesday November 14, 2018 9:50am - 10:20am MST
Lower Level - Ballroom A/B Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W 3100 S, West Valley City, UT 84119