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 …

Utah Receives Over $5.5 Million in Community Wildfire Defense Grant Funding 

SALT LAKE CITY (May 15, 2024) – On Tuesday, the US Department of Agriculture announced its second round of funding of project proposals as a part of the Community Wildfire Defense Grant (CWDG) program. Three entities within Utah received over $5.5 million to be spent on protecting homes, businesses and infrastructure from catastrophic wildfires.  Recipients in Utah that are a part of this …

Predict its rise, win a prize

SALT LAKE CITY (April 22, 2024) – Predict its rise and win a prize! Thanks to another stellar snowpack year, concerted conservation and strategic management efforts (including releasing water from Utah Lake and other reservoirs) Great Salt Lake is on the rise. How high do you think the south arm of the lake will rise before it starts to drop …

State of Utah Strongly Opposes the Bureau of Land Management’s Public Lands Use

SALT LAKE CITY (April 18, 2024) – Today, the Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) released its final “Public Lands Rule.” Certain provisions in the Rule will negatively impact the 22.8 million acres of BLM land in Utah. Although the BLM claims that this Rule will enhance conservation, it will ironically impair the ability of BLM employees and their partners at …

Record $4.8 million raised for habitat restoration, other wildlife projects through 2023 conservation permits

SALT LAKE CITY (April 17, 2024) — Dozens of projects benefiting wildlife — including wildlife research, conservation and habitat restoration projects — have been funded after a record $4.8 million was committed to the projects by participating conservation groups during the annual conservation permit project funding meeting held on April 10. Read more about it here.

Phragmites burn on the Great Salt Lake

OGDEN (April 4, 2024) — Fire personnel from the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands attempted to burn 2,000 acres of invasive phragmites that had been previously treated with herbicide just outside of the Ogden Bay Wildlife Management Area on the Great Salt Lake. Due to unfavorable weather conditions that hindered fire activity, crews could not completely meet …