Our passion is protecting Utah's awesome natural beauty. We promote community-engaged policies and processes that resist visual pollution, protect scenic beauty, and restore degraded viewscapes.
Scenic Utah helps Utah communities design and adopt measures to protect the aesthetic qualities of their streets, neighborhoods, highways, and night skies, and reduce or eliminate the visual blight caused by excessive and brightly lit billboards and signs.
Scenic Utah partners with state and community groups working to protect and expand state scenic byways, and promote national and state Scenic Byway and Scenic Backway designations.
Scenic Utah promotes efforts to bury transmission lines and improve the aesthetic beauty of roads, communities and entry points to our cities and towns.
Scenic Utah supports communities adjacent to parks and public lands who are working to protect the aesthetic qualities of these unique communities.
For more than 30 years, from the early 1920s through the mid-1950s, the State of Utah promoted Utah as “The Center of Scenic America.” It issued colorful flyers, pictorial wrappers, maps, posters, stamps, and license plates, proudly proclaiming our state's scenic beauty. Scenic Utah is channeling that 90-year-old campaign by reminding elected leaders and residents of the enormous value, then and now, in eliminating visual pollution and protecting Utah’s unparalleled scenic beauty.