Janet Quinney Lawson Institute for Land, Water & Air

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2023 Utah’s land, water, and air report release event

The 2023 Report to the Governor and Legislature on Utah’s Land, Water, and Air will be released on October 19 at an event in Salt Lake City. The report, produced by the Janet Quinney Lawson Institute for Land, Water, and Air, features research highlights from more than two dozen experts across a variety of research topics. During the event, attendees will hear from some of the authors and get a deeper perspective beyond what’s in the report.

Brian Steed presents over a podium to attendees seated at tables. The presentation behind him reads "Utahns are becoming more aware and concerned."


DATA-DRIVEN.
COMMUNICATION.
PARTNERSHIPS.

We envision a Utah that values its shared resources to provide a high quality of life for its citizens. We guide policy by connecting decision-makers with high-quality research.

BEAR LAKE

We are working on the Bear Lake Comprehensive Management Plan to address key issues affecting Bear Lake.

GREAT SALT LAKE

We are working with partners around the state to understand the lake and positively impact its future.

THIS WEEK IN UTAH'S LAND, WATER, AND AIR

August 29, 2023

Following a Supreme Court decision earlier this year, the Environmental Protection Agency has released a new rule, drastically scaling back its protections for wetlands. More than half of U.S. wetlands are impacted, as Clean Water Act protections extend o...

August 22, 2023

Even as California is recovering from unprecedented rain on the bizarre path of Tropical Storm Hilary, news reports that Utah is among the five states least impacted by natural disasters. (Knock on wood.)

August 15, 2023

This week, we are again reminded of the incredible devastation that can come from dry vegetation, high temperatures, and strong winds. The Maui wildfires are tragic in their level of human, environmental, economic, and cultural cost.

2022 REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR AND LEGISLATURE ON UTAH'S LAND, WATER, & AIR

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Eight of the top ten concerns listed by residents were related to Utah's land, water, or air. View the full report or download the pdf version.

By working together we can move forward as a community and as stewards of the resources that will become our legacy.

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