Environment and Natural Resources

 Public Lands and Natural Resources

More that two-thirds of the land area in Utah is administered by a federal or state agency. There lands are used for recreation, grazing, wildlife habitat, mining and other multiple uses. Utah is also one of the most arid states in North America. Policies and programs that affect the use of these resources affect the economic well-being of citizens throughout the state.

Land Use Planning and Open Space

Utah is one of the most urbanized states in the U.S. As a result, there is considerable controversy concerning the use of private lands in the state. Information concerning issues and alternatives for these lands are important to all citizens of the state.




  Public Lands     Water Quality Trading