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


For eight years, the Monroe Mountain Working Group has been helping aspen take root in Fishlake National Forest. Here's the latest challenge we're working to overcome.

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

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The Trump administration is trying to gut America's bedrock environmental law. Please comment by August 20, 2018.

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