conservation

Community science birding data does not yet capture global bird trends

More observations and more focus on common birds could fill the data gap.


Lavender wisteria cascades off of a trellis in the foreground with bright green conifers and other plants in the background.

10 reasons to renew your Red Butte Garden membership

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Red Butte Garden made the difficult decision to cancel its 2020 concert series. But a membership offers much more than just the music.


ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY

A celebration of biodiversity and the U scientists who help preserve it.


ECOLOGY ON THE RUNWAY

Science and fashion meet to teach researchers how to connect with the public.


CONSERVATION EFFORTS

Expanding the research mission of Red Butte Garden’s Conservation Department to restore rare Utah plants.


WORD-WISE ABOUT WATER-WISE

Understanding differences in plant terminology is important for designing and maintaining successful low-water-use landscapes.


THIRSTY FOR BETTER HEALTH

Partnering with Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, the U will contribute to water security in Pakistan through the U.S. – Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water.


U RECOGNIZED AS TREE CAMPUS USA

The recent Tree Campus USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation honors the U for its effective urban forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals.


MEET THE GRADUATES

For most college students, the most thought put into food is whether one should eat pizza or ramen for dinner. For Erin Olschewski, a senior at the U, food is much more than what tastes good and fuels her body—it’s what’s guided her entire undergraduate career.