Public Lands

Utah is home to some of the most bewitching landscapes in the world, including dozens of state parks and national monuments. Outdoor recreation is a huge part of Utah culture. We will fight to keep public lands public and to prevent the sale of Utah’s natural treasures to private entities. The mountains, the lakes, and the sandstone belong to everyone.

Better Utah StaffBlog

Doing our part during the holidays

Happy Holidays! I hope everyone had a peaceful Thanksgiving day with minimal family drama, plenty of great food, and a moment to reflect on the historical, cultural and political meaning of this holiday. As a U.S. born citizen, the Thanksgiving holiday has been embedded in my traditions as a day …

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Into the National Forest: with great beauty comes great responsibility

It’s a high summer evening in July, and I’m sitting in a luscious grove at Aspen Acres, a development of cabins on the north-western edge of the Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Birdsong drops down from the branches. An earthy scent wafts by on a breeze, and the aspens’ coin-shaped leaves rasp …

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Press Release: Better Utah Demonstrates How Millions of Dollars in Taxpayer Revenue Goes Up in Flames

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2018 BETTER UTAH DEMONSTRATES HOW MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN TAXPAYER REVENUE GOES UP IN FLAMES Salt Lake City, UT – Last night, money wasn’t simply being stored inside the Federal Reserve Building in downtown Salt Lake City — it was going up in …

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Better Utah InternsBetter Utah on the Hill

Legislators Turn a Deaf Ear to Native Voices

After the legislature’s call to rescind Bears Ears led the Outdoor Retailer trade show to relocate to Colorado, one would think our representatives would handle future land decisions more carefully and listen to constituents. Including input from those who occupy these lands and consider them sacred is not only the …

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My First Time Protesting

I’m not exactly sure what I expected from the protest against Trump’s decision to shrink national monuments. But I have to say, I loved what I saw. Last week, I had the amazing opportunity to attend a protest for the first time with ABU. Although I was fairly aware of …

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September 2017 Newsletter

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Accountability/TransparencyBetter Utah Staff

Maddie the Rock-Licker Has a Hard Think

Last week, Secretary Zinke delivered his monument review to President Trump, yet the public has only been able to see a summary of the report. Specific details regarding which monuments stand possible reduction were not included. (Fortunately it seems none will be completely eliminated; however, news reports are indicating reductions …

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Commentary: U.S. and Utah need to stop coddling domestic extremists

Source: Salt Lake Tribune and True Viral News Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke capped off a recent presidentially mandated review of national monuments by declaring, “I am an advocate to never sell or transfer public land, and so is the president.” His words were intended to be reassuring, but …

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