Jane is from Hurricane and is a realtor who has been an environmental activist for over 40 years. She is president of the Grafton Heritage Partnership, working to preserve the historic Town of Grafton, which she helped purchase and put on the National Register of Historic Places. She also helped establish Hurricane’s Historic District and put it on the National Register of Historic Places. She was a founding member of CSU in 2006.
She is president of the Rockville Historic Preservation Commission and wrote a book on Historic Rockville. In 1982, she was the architect between environmental groups and ranchers in Kanab to protect their water rights from the coal slurry pipeline to prevent a coal strip mine next to Bryce National Park, and a coal-fired power plant in Hurricane near Zion National Park. She sat on the BLM Arizona Strip Advisory Council for two years and advocated for environmental protection with careful resource management on public lands. In 1984, she helped craft the first BLM wilderness bill in the country, the Arizona Strip Wilderness bill, which she helped change from 60,000 acres to over 300,000 acres. Jane also managed Martin Litton’s Grand Canyon Dories in Hurricane for many years. In 2007, Jane was nominated by the County Commission to the Vision Dixie Steering Committee to guide the planning exercise of how we should grow to 2035. In 2013, Governor Gary R. Herbert invited Jane to join a group of stakeholders with extensive backgrounds in water management to form his State Water Strategy Advisory Team. The team made a set of recommendations on how Utah should manage its water resources, which was completed in 2017. Click Here.
In 2022, The Utah Heritage Foundation – now Preservation Utah, recognizes the important work throughout the state with its Community Stewardship Awards. Jane received the Zion Canyon Corridor Preservation award for protecting historic resources in communities along the Zion Canyon Corridor.