While skies appeared thick with smoke this past summer, and images of flaming landscapes were featured on newscasts, there were not a record number of wildfires last year. When Utah wildfire officials closed the books on the 2020 season that ran from June 1 to November 30, they counted 1,547 total fires that burned 336,364 acres in the state and cost an estimated $60 … [Read more...]
Another Take on the Moral Implications of Bears Ears Size Reduction
The moral implications of Bears Ears This is in reply to an editorial in the Salt Lake Tribune published on December 3rd, 2020 written on the subject of Bears Ears National Monument and the “ethical implications” of the policy of the reduction of its size. Mrs. Shea Sawyer asserts that the re-expansion of Bears Ears will allow for a “sustainable modern society that honors … [Read more...]
Bulldozing Utah Farms For Vacation Condos: Is this what progress looks like?
Why isn’t food security and the preservation of farms and fertile soil and water an issue in Utah? Fights in Costco and grocery stores over scarce food items during Covid-19 demonstrate that food security and preservation of farms must be a greater concern of Utah political leaders. This past spring we had a small window into what happens when food insecurity and the … [Read more...]
Will Tesla Drive the Green Energy Revolution?
Green energy It’s become a topic of political contention because everyone especially on the right is fearful of how we are going to pay for it and how it might be a trojan horse to usher in socialism or fascism. WATCH THE VIDEO: LISTEN TO THE PODCAST: The far left believes that if we don’t embrace green energy now, we will destroy our planet due to climate change. … [Read more...]
Rethinking Reclaimed Wood
With so much air pollution, waste destroying Earth’s oceans and non-recyclable products it can feel like an impossible task to create something without adding to the destruction, but Wind River Timber Company does just that. Wind River Timber Company is located in Hooper, Utah. The northern-based company was founded when Bryce Widdison, the owner, discovered that they already … [Read more...]
Graffiti Along the Wasatch Front
When Utahns are asked what they love about our state, one of the common answers is the close proximity to our National Forests and Parks; but what many Utahns don’t realize is that according to the U.S. Forest Service, “graffiti is the most visible and prominent crime within National Forest System lands along the Wasatch Front and can make areas that contain a lot … [Read more...]
Pursuing Sustainability – An Update from Alta Ski Area
Pursuing sustainability is our goal as part of an economic and social foundation at Alta Ski Area. A valid constant to any community is change, which reminds us of the work and balance needed between the environment, business, and its people. This year's annual sustainability report updates readers, stakeholders, and patrons with a glimpse of changes happening at Alta and how … [Read more...]