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River symposium: 'Let's figure out how to do a good job'

River symposium: 'Let's figure out how to do a good job'

10/29/2018

Imagine the future of the Colorado River and the numerous communities it supports. Can we balance water supply, hydropower demands and environmental health? On Saturday, Oct. 13, experts from across the West gathered in Moab to discuss that question. R

A year after southern Utah’s Brian Head Fire, the aspens are bouncing back in a surprising way that could strengthen the forest

A year after southern Utah’s Brian Head Fire, the aspens are bouncing back in a surprising way that could strengthen the forest

10/26/2018

This past summer, a year after 72,000 acres of high-elevation woodlands burned around southwestern Utah’s Markagunt Plateau, residents of the nearby resort town of Brian Head noticed something strange: Tiny white cottony puffs drifted through the air and ...


The S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources works to better understand our natural ecosystems and to foster the sustainable use of our resources. Awareness of human interactions with our environment is a critical component of better resource management. We focus on the effects of human activities on aquatic and terrestrial landscapes and ecosystems. We seek solutions to problems such as air and water pollution, loss of biodiversity, and conflict between different uses of our resources.

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