wilderness http://kuer.org en Congress, Utah Lawmaker Blamed for Stalling Conservation http://kuer.org/post/congress-utah-lawmaker-blamed-stalling-conservation <p></p><p>A Utahn is in line to lead the House panel that oversees the nation’s public lands. But advocates doubt <a href="http://robbishop.house.gov/" target="_blank">Congressman Rob Bishop </a>will pick up the tradition of bipartisan support for conservation if he gets the job leading the <a href="https://naturalresources.house.gov/" target="_blank">House Natural Resources Committee</a>.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Judy Fahys 43693 at http://kuer.org Congress, Utah Lawmaker Blamed for Stalling Conservation Matheson Introduces Wilderness Protection Bill Again http://kuer.org/post/matheson-introduces-wilderness-protection-bill-again <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Utah Democrat Jim Matheson introduced legislation in Congress today to protect wilderness and watershed areas along the Wasatch Front. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 22:55:41 +0000 Terry Gildea 32978 at http://kuer.org Matheson Introduces Wilderness Protection Bill Again Bishop Working for Public Lands Solution http://kuer.org/post/bishop-working-public-lands-solution <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT-1) is hoping that a regional approach to resolving the status of public lands in Utah might work better than the county-by-county approach that's been tried before. &nbsp;Bishop has been meeting with local government leaders and representatives of environmental groups, hoping to work out a plan that he can get through Congress. &nbsp;He chairs the House Subcommittee on Public Lands. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 19:23:35 +0000 Dan Bammes 28012 at http://kuer.org Bishop Working for Public Lands Solution New Photo Book Seeks to Protect Wasatch Mountains http://kuer.org/post/new-photo-book-seeks-protect-wasatch-mountains <p>Howie Garber came to Utah to go to medical school and worked as an emergency room physician after he graduated from medical school in 1980. &nbsp;Through the years, he's taken thousands of photographs of the Wasatch Mountains in Salt Lake County, and this month he's publishing many of them in a new book, <em>Utah's Wasatch Range -- Four Season Refuge.</em> &nbsp;Though the pictures are stunning, it's more than just a coffee table book. Mon, 20 Aug 2012 13:40:00 +0000 Dan Bammes 16917 at http://kuer.org New Photo Book Seeks to Protect Wasatch Mountains Land Swap Proposed in Skull Valley http://kuer.org/post/land-swap-proposed-skull-valley <p>The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is asking for public comment on a proposed land swap in the Skull Valley area of Utah&#39;s West Desert. &nbsp; It would trade about 14,000 acres, mostly near the town of Terra, for a similar acreage of private land in and around the Onaqui Mountains east of Dugway.&nbsp;</p><p>The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance supports the trade. &nbsp;Field Director Ray Bloxham says this is an unspoiled area of the state.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 18:29:30 +0000 Dan Bammes 13821 at http://kuer.org Land Swap Proposed in Skull Valley