SADLY, THIS SUMMER....
... a Piper aircraft crashed in the Bear River Range of the Idaho/Utah border. Killed were Steven Dansie and the pilot, his brother-in-law. A lifelong Utahn, Steven loved the High Uintas and spent much cherished time there. Many friends and family members made kind donations to the High Uintas Preservation Council in his memory. We again send our heartfelt condolences to his family.
... biology teacher, botanist, and lover of the Uintas, Nancy Jean Clark died. Brenda and Lee Schussman, longtime HUPC members from Ogden Valley, commemorated their dear friend through a kind donation. We send our good thoughts to Nancy’s husband, Steve, a Weber State University botanist.
... we lost “a clear voice in the cause of conservation” (The Wilderness Society, 1957.) Robert M. Hatch was the fourth Episcopal Bishop of Western Massachusetts, an avid hiker and a writer whose pieces in The Living Wilderness were illustrated by his then-14 year old daughter Martha, now an ornithologist and longtime HUPC member from Millville. Martha H. Balph notes that her father, approaching 100 years of age, became an honorary member of the Bear River Band of the Cherokee. Thank you, Martha, for remembering your father with a kind donation to the work of HUPC.