Category Archives: Utah Issues

News about Utah conservation issues, including uranium mining, national forest health, state trust lands, invasive species, and Grand Staircase ~ Escalante National Monument

If You Live Near Salt Lake City, Kanab, or Escalante…

Please come to an Open House…about Cows???? How and where will cattle graze in the 1.8 million-acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument during the coming decades?  It’s in part up to you. Though the Monument has existed for almost 20 years … Continue reading

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Can Art Fight Global Warming?

A special guest post by painter and illustrator Chloe Hedden. November 20-28, 2014 the Grand Canyon Trust presents an online art auction featuring 17 original oil paintings by accomplished painter and illustrator Chloe Hedden, with half the proceeds to benefit the … Continue reading

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“Will this make us sick?” Radon Emissions & the Uranium Industry

A special guest post by Frankie Beesley, Citizen Advocacy Volunteer Coordinator, AmeriCorps The drive from Flagstaff to White Mesa, Utah takes you through reservation lands–flat expanses and high mesas, yellow cottonwood leaves peeking through the canyons—snaking through Monument Valley and … Continue reading

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“Oil Land in the Sky” Going Bust?

Could Fracking Be the Necessary Savior for an Oil Field adjacent to Canyonlands National Park? Just outside Canyonlands National Park’s Island in the Sky district, oil has been a booming business since 2012 when Fidelity Exploration and Production brought in … Continue reading

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Monumental Decision: Greater Canyonlands

Readers along the Wasatch Front and beyond were treated to a fine summary of public lands issues in this week’s Salt Lake City Weekly. Moab local Eric Trenbeath reports on Greater Canyonlands – the threats to the region, proposals to … Continue reading

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Success! A Blueprint for Collaboration on Utah’s Public Lands

In a ceremony at the Utah State Capitol today, conservation groups, Congressman Rob Bishop (R-Utah), and officials from Daggett County and the State of Utah announced a landmark agreement on public lands protection. The plan would result in new wilderness … Continue reading

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