Mark Richardson

Conservationists Expand Utah Preserve To Save Mojave Desert Tortoise

Jan 21, 2021
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

A public-private partnership has obtained a parcel of Utah wilderness to protect the critical habitat of the threatened Mojave Desert tortoise.

Groups Plan To Sue EPA Over Utah Air Pollution

Jan 15, 2019

A coalition of community, conservation and public health groups has put the Environmental Protection Agency on notice to enforce air-quality standards in Utah or it will sue the agency. 

Push For National Park Maintenance Funds To Continue

Dec 27, 2018
Wikimedia Commons

A bipartisan push in Congress to pay for a multi-billion-dollar maintenance backlog at national parks, in Utah and across America, fell short this session, but backers are optimistic it will pass next year. 

BLM Shrinks Sage-Grouse Protections For Energy Leases

Dec 11, 2018

The Trump administration has announced plans to roll back protections on sage-grouse habitat across seven western states - including Utah - in order to open up millions of acres to drilling, mining and other resource extraction.