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Moab in Grand County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Scott M. Matheson

1929-1990

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, May 19, 2016
1. Scott M. Matheson Marker
Inscription.  (There are two markers mounted on the kiosk)

Dedication

In June 1991, the Nature Conservancy dedicated this preserve in honor of one of Utah's leading environmental advocates: Scott M. Matheson.

As Utah's governor, Matheson earned a reputation as a champion of natural Utah and the quality of life it sustains. His love of the land stemmed from his childhood in southern Utah, about which he wrote: "The solemnity of each unique scene...gives it a spiritual quality that sets it apart from all other places."

Governor Matheson was a loyal friend of the Conservancy. His death in 1990 robbed us of his friendship. But his vision - a West where people come together to forge solutions for the land and the people who live there – endures.

Welcome

To the Scott M. Matheson Wetlands Preserve

This rare desert wetland has been preserved for the diversity of plants and animals that it harbors. It is a lush, watery world unique to the Colorado Plateau.

By working cooperatively with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, The Nature Conservancy
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has permanently protected more than 875 acres. Here, visitors experience the beauty and value of an intact, functioning wetlands ecosystem.

The Conservancy is a national conservation organization working to protect wetlands, rivers, streams, islands, grasslands, coastal marshes, dunes and other special places. This legacy for future generations is the result of Conservancy efforts in Utah and worldwide.


 
Erected by The Nature Conservancy.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsEnvironmentWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1991.
 
Location. 38° 34.379′ N, 109° 34.252′ W. Marker is in Moab, Utah, in Grand County. Marker can be reached from Kane Creek Boulevard 0.6 miles west of South 500 West, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Moab UT 84532, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Star Hall History (approx. 1.2 miles away); Star Hall (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Old Log Cabin (approx. 1.3 miles away); Moab L.D.S. Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Early L.D.S. Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Elk Mountain Mission (approx. 1.3 miles away); Grand Old Ranch House
Scott M. Matheson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 19, 2016
3. Scott M. Matheson Marker
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Moab Utah UMTRA Project (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moab.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 321 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 8, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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