FEMA allocates $7.2 million to Utah for dam safety upgrades

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SALT LAKE CITY (July 8, 2024) – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently announced that it has allocated $185 million to 32 states and one U.S. Territory for the rehabilitation of high-hazard dams. Utah is among the states receiving an initial award, and will likely receive $7.2 million.   “Aging dam infrastructure and the requirement to meet the minimum …

Seasonal Park Ranger Aide (Dead Horse Point State Park)

Opening date: 06/28/2024Closing date: When filledSalary: $16.50 per hourLocation: Dead Horse Point State ParkTime frame: Summer, FallHousing: Provided housing in two-bedroom apartments with basic furnishings. Pets may be allowed depending on current housing status.

Park Ranger Aide – Custodial (Snow Canyon State Park)

Opening date: July 19Closing date: When filledSalary: $15.00 per hourLocation: Snow Canyon State ParkTime frame: Part-time year-round beginning approximately August 17Positions available: 1Housing: Not provided The Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of State Parks, has one seasonal custodial position (no benefits) available at Snow Canyon State Park in Ivins, Utah. This appointment will begin approximately August 19 and continue …

Utah and Wyoming File Suit Challenging the New BLM Public Lands Rule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   SALT LAKE CITY (June 20, 2024) – On Tuesday, the states of Utah and Wyoming, where federally-controlled land is abundant, filed a joint lawsuit challenging the new BLM Public Lands Rule. The states are suing the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for failure to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). NEPA …

Park Ranger Aide (Scofield State Park)

Opening date: June 4, 2024Closing date: When filledSalary: $13.04 per hourLocation: Scofield State ParkTime frame: About June 2024 through October 2024 (possible extension)Positions available: 4Housing: Campsite available to park your camper

Two new BLM travel management plans for the Henry Mountains/Fremont Gorge and Dolores River threaten public lands access for users of all ages and abilities 

Utahns encouraged to engage in the BLM planning process and voice concerns SALT LAKE CITY (June 4, 2024)  — In the past few weeks, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has initiated public comment periods for two more travel management plans (TMP). Utahns are encouraged to engage in the BLM planning process by submitting formal comments and concerns to ensure …

New Great Salt Lake Sentinel Landscape announced

SALT LAKE CITY — The Great Salt Lake Sentinel Landscape has been formally designated as a critical initiative under the Sentinel Landscapes Partnership. Spanning over 2.7 million acres in northern Utah, this landscape includes key military installations and the largest saline lake in the Western Hemisphere. These areas are crucial not only for national defense but also for environmental conservation …