Saving What Matters

SaveParleys is an informal collaboration of individuals and organizations dedicated to saving Parleys Canyon from being turned from greenspace and wildlife habitat into an industrial zone with a large open pit mine. 

This is Not the Place

Watch a 2:30 minute video why this mine is detrimental to our watershed, air quality, our recreation, and our historic district

View the Mine

View a rendering of the 600 plus acre gravel pit being proposed by Jesse Lassley and Granite Construction

Who Opposes this Mine

Over 25,000 Utah residents and numerous organizations have expressed their opposition to this mine.

Spread the Word

Join our cause by sharing the below videos on your social media.
Tag your legislator and

Sign the Petitions

Other Resources


Pledge for Parleys

For those in the community who would like to see this landscape protected as open space, Utah Open Lands is asking that you make a Pledge for Parleys. In the event an opportunity to purchase this landscape for preservation becomes possible Utah Open Lands wants to stand ready to act.



“In a valley with unhealthy, chronic air pollution from multiple sources, water resources steadily diminishing, and with those trends destined to continue and likely accelerate, it is alarming indeed that projects like this are still being proposed. More specifically, the additional dust and diesel pollution generated by the mine will only add to the health and quality of life consequences from existing sources of environmental degradation in the valley”

– Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment 

“This is not in harmony with Salt Lake County’s vision to protect the unique qualities of our canyons and public health for generations to come,”

 – Mayor Jenny Wilson, Salt Lake County

“The potential for the quarry to make a major environmental and aesthetic mess near a highly traveled gateway to a heavily populated area is very large indeed.”

– Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board

“The environment is of huge importance to the Olympic movement, particularly sustainability. When we see things that could harm our environment – create damage in many ways – we have to speak up.”

– Fraser Bullock,
Leader in the effort to bring the Olympic Games back to Utah

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Move the slider Left and Right to see a Before and After rendering of the proposed mine.