Topic: Nature

Seven Canyons Trust to daylight creeks

The Seven Canyons Trust and Salt Lake City have raised $1.2 million to restore a 6-acre open space in the Glendale neighborhood where Red Butte Creek, Emigration Creek and Parley’s …

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Zion Park crowds: Comments due August 14

In 1909, President Taft used the Antiquities Act to designate Mukuntu-Weap National Monument in southwest Utah—the place we now know as Zion National Park. The park is a national t …

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Enjoy the Totality

How and why you should see the Great American Eclipse this month. Where were you when…?” is a question that usually refers to a shock that binds humanity. One such event will be th …

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Bonanza Flat rescued in the nick of time

Bonanza Flat rescued in the nick of time The story of Bonanza Flat might have been grief for another lost place, but it turned out to be an affirming example of community coming to …

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Seven Canyons Trust to daylight hidden water

Seven Canyons Trust to daylight hidden water People who lived in Salt Lake City during the 1983 floods still remember that, despite the disaster, there was something magical about …

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Register your hive

Got a beehive? Join the club Here are some good reasons to register your beehive with the state. No apiary is too big or too small to be registered. You’ll get up-to-date info on d …

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June 2017 Urban Almanac: A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the home, garden and natural world.

  JUNE 1  June is LGBT Pride Month. Gay marriage is now legal in all 50 U.S. states and in 22 countries. JUNE 2 Moonstone, June’s birthstone (along with pearl and alexandrite) …

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Red Butte’s Waterwise Terraces

Climb into the Salt Lake foothills for lessons in conservation and beauty. Gardeners, prepare for a seduction of the senses: After over five years of planning and two years of cons …

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Man and Mushroom: Bryn Dentinger

Explorer of Earth’s mycological mysteries — and new Curator of Mycology at the Natural History Museum of Utah. Dr. Bryn Dentinger, recent arrival to the University of Utah’s academ …

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Raccoon Poop is Very Bad

Raccoons are cute. So cute. Those leathery little hands. The bandit mask and poofy striped tail. So. Darn. Cute. They’re crazy-smart, too, particularly city-dwelling raccoons. Like …

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The Urban Almanac: May 2017

A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the home, garden and natural world. MAY 1 May Day/Beltane. The Sun rises at 6:25 a.m. today and sets at 8:24 p.m. Start hardening off warm …

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Help save Bonanza Flats! $3 million needed by June 15

Most people think Bonanza Flats, the alpine area at the top of Guardsman Pass in the Wasatch Mountains, is part of the National Forest, but it’s actually an old mining claim—and it …

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Utah, a model for bison restoration

Bison are nomadic and are going to go where they want to go. They are not easily contained with fences. – Bates & Hersey, 2016 Utah is a model for restoring wild bison to their …

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Pave paradise? Dimple Dell development

Dimple Dell Regional Park, a 646-acre Salt Lake County public wildlife preserve in Sandy, Utah, is identified as Open Space in the Salt Lake County Park System Master Plan. It is c …

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Don’t put away your “Protect Bears Ears” T-shirts just yet

On December 28, 2016, President Obama established a new Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah. Hip, hip hooray! But don’t put away your “Protect Bears Ears” T-shirts ju …

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