Posts Tagged ‘public lands’

Gov. Herbert Testifies in Washington, D.C. on Bears Ears Bill

Posted on: January 9th, 2018

This morning, Gov. Gary R. Herbert testified on H.R. 4532, a bill introduced by Utah’s newest congressional representative, Rep. John Curtis. Named the Shásh Jaa’  National Monument and Indian Creek National Monument Act, this bill aims to establish lasting legislative protections in the Bears Ears region. Although public lands in Utah have been a contentious […]

Governor Speaks at Southern Utah Outdoor Recreation Summit

Posted on: October 6th, 2017

    Utahns all across the state have much to be proud of. We have our world-class snow and ski resorts, our thousands of miles of hiking and biking trails, our rivers, lakes and streams teeming with trout and other game fish — as well as abundant wildlife in our mountains forests and deserts, and […]

Gov. Herbert signs largest land exchange in a decade

Posted on: May 8th, 2014

  Today, Gov. Herbert signed the most significant land exchange in Utah in the past decade and demonstrated how a public land state like Utah can work productively with the federal government to protect scenic venues while maximizing the development potential of previously reserved lands. Under the Utah Recreational Land Exchange Act of 2009, the […]

Managing Utah’s wild horse population

Posted on: April 30th, 2014

Gov. Herbert’s spokesman, Marty Carpenter, issued a statement in response to inquiries about the administration’s position concerning Utah’s wild horse population: “The wild horses in Utah’s West Desert are an iconic part of our Western heritage. Likewise, cattle, sheep and wildlife, such as elk and deer, deserve a place on our diverse desert landscape. The […]