Mary O’Brien

Utah Forests Program Director

Mary O'Brien - Favorites

Plateau Favorites
  • A long beaver dam
  • An ungrazed bunchgrass community
  • A meadowlark singing
  • A thunderstorm
Grateful for
  • People who study how the world works
  • People who are funny
  • Backpacking and hiking
  • My washing machine
Favorite Human Endeavors
  • Democracy
  • Public schools
  • National Environmental Policy Act
  • Journalism

Mary's Blog


The government's plan would allow “casual collection” of dinosaur fossils at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

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When you send your comments in on or before April 13, please say “I support the Sustainable Grand Staircase-Escalante Alternative.”

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In Utah's La Sal Mountains, goats are eating and kicking up sensitive plants, including the La Sal daisy, which grows nowhere else on Earth.

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