Center For Colorado River
Advisory Committee Member
Eric Balken is Executive Director at the Glen Canyon Institute. Eric grew up in Salt Lake City, falling in love with Utah’s mountains, rivers, and deserts. As a teenager, he volunteered for the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, gaining experience in public land surveys, cataloguing records, and grassroots organizing. Eric has a degree in Environmental Studies and Geography and is credited with founding Students for Water Conservation at the University of Utah.