public lands

Red rock desert scene with a rock wall on the left with an ancient archaeological structure built in. Archaeologists are documenting the site. There is red rock, and sage green shrubs around the ground beneath the structure.

Protecting the past at Bears Ears

Bears Ears is not just about boundaries, it’s about management.


The Great American Outdoors Act offers weary Americans a lifeline

It’s time to envision a future with more protected areas and urban parks.


A massive line of cars wait in traffic to enter Zion National Park in the southern part of Utah in the United States. Midway in the line of traffic is a sign with the park’s name on it. In the background is a cliff of red rocks that the region is known for. Green trees tower over the cars.

The rise of ‘Zoom Towns’ in the rural west

COVID-19 has accelerated a trend of rapid growth in western gateway communities. This “amenity migration” is causing urgent planning challenges.


Utah’s arches continue to whisper their secrets

Seismic studies assess the stresses and health of iconic rock structures.


FUTURE OF PUBLIC LANDS

Join the S.J. Quinney College of Law for the 23rd annual Stegner Center Symposium as friction over federal public lands such as the Bears Ears National Monument continues to play out in the public policy sphere.