Mike Popejoy

Utah Public Lands Director

Mike Popejoy - favorites

Favorite Plateau Species
  • Beardlip penstemon
  • Alligator juniper
  • Piñon jay
  • Pronghorn antelope
  • Mountain running
  • Canyon exploring
  • Banjo picking
Favorite Books
  • Ethics by Baruch Spinoza
  • East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig
  • Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey

Mike's Blog


New management plans for Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument allow destructive pinyon and juniper removal projects to "improve" the land for cattle.

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Pinyon jays recover their cached pine nuts about 95 percent of the time.

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The Trump administration sees a silver lining in opening over half a million monument acres to mining.

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