WELCOME, CONNIE BULLIS
"As I watched the news my first evening in Salt Lake City in 1985, I heard a brief interview with Dick Carter. As a newcomer, I didn't understand the local issue but I did understand that this was not the voice of an ordinary "environmentalist" with ordinary sound bites. Instead, this voice matched the complexity of the environmental struggle. It was passionate and well-reasoned, civil and insistent, philosophically sound and locally grounded. There were no canned phrases substituting for thoughtful analysis. A grounded knowledge of the multi-faceted issue guided this voice.
It was largely through the grounded knowledge and passion of the Utah Wilderness Association that I came to know both Utah's wild places and the political/ economic/social forces that constantly threaten to erode them. I have especially come to know and treasure the High Uintas. Since HUPC's founding, it has spoken with a grounded, knowledgeable, thoughtful, passionate voice. More than ever, this complex voice is essential as HUPC struggles to realize our vision. As a board member I hope to more fully participate in facilitating that vision."