Meet Kip

Kip is one of our locals.

Meet Kip!

Kip is one of our locals...

He’s a pika that lives at the highest elevations in the Wasatch Mountains. He is an indicator species that tells us how his alpine ecosystem is doing.

Kip simply wants to live a happy life in the beautiful mountains, but he keeps running into humans and their activities sometimes prompt him to provide tips for visiting the place where he lives.

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When visiting our beautiful Wasatch Mountains, remember these recreation-friendly mountains are home to the snowpack-fed lakes and streams that provide the drinking water for many residents across the valley.

It's up to us to protect and preserve water sources where we can. Which of Kip's Tips are your favorite ways to Keep It Pure? Scroll down to learn more!

Kip's Tips to Keep It Pure

01

Stay out of the water

04

Do NOT litter

02

Stay on designated trails

05

Keep pets out of watershed areas 

03

Only use bathroom facilities

06

Observe all posted guidelines

Keeping our watershed areas clean helps reduce the amount of treatment that is needed for water management systems to deliver safe and great-tasting drinking water. 

The water coming from our canyon watersheds is naturally pure.

Let's keep it that way.