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"The battle over Bears Ears is far from over. Since former President Obama designated the Bears Ears National Monument at the end of December 2016, the Utah delegation continues to threaten the future of this sacred landscape in southeastern Utah.
On Feb. 3, Gov. Gary Herbert signed HCR 11, a resolution urging the president to rescind the monument. In response, the Outdoor Retailer show is leaving Utah, and Native American tribes, conservation groups, and outdoor businesses have promised to litigate if [...]
There’s something in the air, and it’s better than Mary Poppins. It’s a fresh breeze stirred by a group of young climate change activists setting up camp for the Uplift Climate Conference, Aug. 18 – 20 at Chris Park.
“Look at all of these young people! This is amazing!” An older protestor exclaimed, as our large group of Power Shift t-shirt-clad youth activists emerged from the subway stairs onto the street. Thousands had gathered at noon by City Hall in Philadelphia to march for a future with clean energy and without the toxicity of fracking. We carried our handmade signs, banners and hopeful hearts [...]
Back in 2014, the Flagstaff-based Grand Canyon Trust launched an experimental new program called “Uplift.” The idea is to create a regional conservation movement specifically aimed at young people[...]
Dear Editor, On May 17, I walked into a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) auction at the Salt Lake City Public Library with fellow organizers of Uplift, a climate action community for the Colorado Plateau. I witnessed police dragging powerful young women out of the room for [...]
On Friday, May 6, young activist leaders met with a roomful of Moab residents at the Grand County Public Library to discuss their vision of the future, given what they know about current human and environmental conditions, and sustainability issues on the Colorado Plateau[...]
No place has enticed me to ponder more than the front porch of Kane Ranch. This vista never fails to inspire, particularly in optimistic company. For two years now, I’ve spent early November here with fellow young idealists, dreaming up , an independent for-youth-by-youth conservation movement that meets twentysomethings where they are and sets its own priorities.[...]
As a young person, Utah native, red rock enthusiast and wilderness advocate, I am dismayed to read Representative Rob Bishop’s draft Public Land Initiative (PLI) bill. On Jan. 20, Congressman Bishop released the draft PLI, the result of an over-three-year effort to reach compromise on public land issues in eastern Utah. The PLI is described as collaborative, but the draft PLI disregards[...]