Events for Environment

HEAL Utah Legislative Preview

Join HEAL Utah for a community night focused entirely on the 2018 Legislative Session. Bring your questions and together we'll explore important bills to track throughout the legislative session. Together, we can improve Utah’s environment and future.


HEAL Utah Legislative Preview

Join HEAL Utah for a community night focused entirely on the 2018 Legislative Session. Bring your questions and together we'll explore important bills to track throughout the legislative session. Together, we can improve Utah’s environment and future.


HEAL Utah Legislative Preview

Join HEAL Utah for a community night focused entirely on the 2018 Legislative Session. Bring your questions and together we'll explore important bills to track throughout the legislative session. Together, we can improve Utah’s environment and future.


HEAL Utah Legislative Preview

Join HEAL Utah for a community night focused entirely on the 2018 Legislative Session. Bring your questions and together we'll explore important bills to track throughout the legislative session. Together, we can improve Utah’s environment and future.


Wallace Stegner Center Lecture featuring Jim Herrington's The Climbers

For nearly 2 decades, professional photographer Jim Herrington has been working on a portrait series of influential rock and mountain climbers. The Climbers documents these rugged individualists who, from roughly the 1930s to 1970s, used primitive gear along with their considerable wits, talent, and fortitude to tackle unscaled peaks around the world. Today, these men and women are renowned for their past accomplishments and, in many cases, are the last of the remaining practitioners from the so-called “Golden Age” of 20th century climbing. Herrington’s images—the result of his own passion for climbing—allow us to study the faces of climbers who were driven to do the impossible for no other reason than the challenge. In these portraits we find people who ascended bold, visionary lines, often in remote regions, away from the media spotlight and without any hope for reward. Yet in many ways the severe routes these men and women established outshine today’s ascents due, in part, to the fact that rope and other gear were so strikingly inferior to today. And often our pioneering predecessors were climbing into a malevolent unknown—if compromised or injured, the only people in the world likely capable of initiating their rescue were the climbers themselves. Innovation emerged frequently and in unlikely ways. In these images, Herrington has captured the utter humanity of obsession, determination, intellect, and frailty. Visit the event website for more: http://www.law.utah.edu/event/wallace-stegner-center-lecture-jim-herrington/


ARTivisim: Mobilizing the Climate Movement

ARTivisim: Mobilizing the Climate Movement Join Wasatch Rising Tide, the Environmental Humanities Program, and local climate justice groups as we explore the practice and strategy of creative activism. We will kick off the day with a panel of artists, writers, musicians, and dancers who embody diverse forms of art activism. In the afternoon, we will make powerful banners and puppets in an art build led by David Solnit, the North American Arts Organizer for 350. This art build will support upcoming actions planned by the local climate justice movement. For those interested in harnessing the power of personal stories, Giuliana Serena and Nan Seymour of The Bee will facilitate an introductory storytelling workshop on finding and strengthening our own voices and listening capacity in order to be more effective advocates for climate justice. In dark times, creating beauty is an act of resistance. FREE and open to the public! To learn more, search "ARTivism" on Facebook.


Winter Wetland Excursion

Saturday, Feb. 3 | 10:30 am - noon $5 for members | $10 for non-members Join us for a special winter snowshoe tour out to the wetland ponds on the Swaner Preserve! Come learn about winter wetland ecology, including animals that adapt to make their homes amid our harsh Park City weather. Snowshoes will be available for use from the Swaner EcoCenter. Registration is required to attend swanerecocenter.org. Space is limited to 20 guests and spots fill fast!


Wild Horses and Wolves

Wasatch Packtivists meeting. Jessica Olsen (Carr) will present on restoring BLM lands and sustainable mustang populations by reintroducing apex predators. She will talk about her research and findings on why reintroducing wolves into the Great Basin could be successful for rebalancing the ecosystem. She will talk about the issues surrounding the mustangs in the Great Basin, why the Great Basin needs wolves, and how ranchers can benefit and co-exist with these apex predators. Kim Crumbo of the Wildlands Network will talk about cougars as the other apex predator in the equation and the relevance of Mexican wolf recovery in the Great Basin.


Wild Horses and Wolves

Wasatch Packtivists meeting. Jessica Olsen (Carr) will present on restoring BLM lands and sustainable mustang populations by reintroducing apex predators. She will talk about her research and findings on why reintroducing wolves into the Great Basin could be successful for rebalancing the ecosystem. She will talk about the issues surrounding the mustangs in the Great Basin, why the Great Basin needs wolves, and how ranchers can benefit and co-exist with these apex predators. Kim Crumbo of the Wildlands Network will talk about cougars as the other apex predator in the equation and the relevance of Mexican wolf recovery in the Great Basin.


Volunteer Orientation: American Kestrel Study

During this volunteer orientation we will give a brief background about the study and go over data collection protocols, which have changed from prior seasons. This is also where we will gather information from participants on their availability, willingness to travel, and which aspects of the study they wish to be involved in. We will use this information to build teams, assign nestbox clusters, and arrange field meetings to train with project scientists. The Kestrel Study Orientation will be offered on both Thursday 2/22 and Friday 2/23. Participants need only sign up for one of these dates.