Utah DNR social media comments policy
If you wish to post a comment on our social media pages, please keep the following in mind:
The Utah Department of Natural Resources’ social media accounts are intended to provide a platform for those who enjoy Utah’s outdoors to discuss events, issues, related news and activities. Each account is a family-friendly page, so we ask that you please keep your comments respectful, clean and on-topic.
By participating in discussions on our social media platforms, you agree to comply with those platforms’ Terms and Conditions (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, LinkedIn).
Please note that the comments (and any other material) posted by participants on these social media sites (User Content) do not necessarily reflect the opinions or ideals of the Utah Department of Natural Resources, its divisions, its employees or the state of Utah.
- Be respectful and courteous to others on the forum, regardless of their opinions or beliefs.
- Do not post profane, vulgar or obscene language or materials.
- When discussing controversial topics or contested points of view, stick to the merits of your position and do not personally attack or insult those with whom you disagree.
- Remember, your opinions in the minds of others that see an issue differently are just as crazy to them as theirs are to you.
- Interact with and treat others in the same manner you would like to be treated.
The Department reserves the right to remove any comments, links or materials that contain:
- Actual threats. A direct threat of personal violence or harm against an individual or group of individuals.
- Subversive advocacy. Speech directed at inciting others to engage in imminent illegal action and which is likely to produce such action.
- Illegal activities. Describing, planning or promoting specific illegal activities.
- Illegal discrimination. Promoting, encouraging or advocating illegal discrimination by the government.
- Obscenity. Sexually oriented language or materials that primarily appeal to the prurient interest, are patently offensive under contemporary community standards and lack serious literary, scientific or artistic value.
- Child pornography. Language or materials depicting a minor performing sexual acts or showing their private parts.
- Defamatory speech. Knowing or unverified false statement of fact against an individual that damages their good name or reputation.
- Spam. Repeated posts entirely off the designated topic of discussion or unrelated to natural resources.
- Copyright and intellectual property. Unlawful use of copyrighted, trademarked or patented material.
- Any other content not protected as speech under the First Amendment.