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

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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Public Meeting! Tell EPA to Stop the Toxic Legacy of Uranium Mill Contamination

The Grand Canyon Trust has been pressing on multiple fronts to ensure that the White Mesa Uranium Mill – the only operating uranium mill in the United States – operates in full compliance with all laws designed to protect public … Continue reading

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Legal Victory – Happy 50th Birthday Canyonlands!

On the eve of Canyonlands National Park’s birthday on September 12, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals gave the park and the Americans who own her a beautiful gift: an ecologically intact perennial desert stream – Salt Creek. On Monday … Continue reading

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Alpine Protection vs. Mountain Goats for Hunters? La Sal Mountains in the Cross-hairs

In September 2013, over the written and verbal objection of the Forest Service, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR) airlifted 20 exotic mountain goats for hunters into the small, fragile alpine area of the desert-bound La Sal Mountains of … Continue reading

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The Forest Service is Asking You Why and How Livestock Grazing Should Change On the Three National Forests of Southern Utah

Finally, 29 years after the Dixie, Fishlake, and Manti-La Sal National Forests first developed their forest plans, the three forests are going to change those plans for how and where livestock are grazed. This is great news because 97% of … Continue reading

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The “Clean Power Plan” and the Colorado Plateau: Part 1

On June 2nd, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a complex proposal to cut carbon dioxide emissions from the nation’s power plants. It promises big changes for the Colorado Plateau’s energy landscape. The “Clean Power Plan” proposes to … Continue reading

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