The Nature Conservancy works in Utah and around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. Spawned from the Ecologists Union 65 years ago, with University of Utah Professor Dr. Walter Cottam as a founding Board Member, the Conservancy currently employs over 700 scientists around the globe working to set conservation priorities, guide restoration efforts and implement land and water stewardship programs. In Utah, for more than three decades, the Conservancy has combined good science with good sense to help protect nearly 1 million acres of public and private land. As Utah grows, our expertise, pragmatism and collaborative approach continue to benefit Utah’s lands and waters while helping to leave a natural legacy for future generations to enjoy.
UPHE is dedicated to protecting the health and well-being of the citizens of Utah by promoting science-based health education and interventions that result in progressive and measurable improvements to the environment. With 3,000 members including approximately 400 doctors in Utah and more than 6,000 social media followers, UPHE has educated the public about the risks of air pollution on health for 10 years since we began in 2007. UPHE’s outreach began around the Salt Lake County area, and has now expanded to other counties in Utah. UPHE has provided in-depth, scientific and technical information to state and federal agencies on projects and rules that could affect public health in Utah. Because of UPHE’s outreach efforts, Utah’s air quality is frequently covered by print and broadcast media and is often cited in polls as a top issue of concern for many Utahans. To further promote a healthy environment, UPHE’s outreach has focused on: The health effects of air pollution from Utah's oil and gas operations, refineries, incinerators, a pet coke plant, gravel pits and mining operations near populated areas; The value of more diesel emission testing; Water quality issues in Utah; and, The benefits of all forms of renewable energy and better mass transportation options.
The mission of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA) is the preservation of the outstanding wilderness at the heart of the Colorado Plateau, and the management of these lands in their natural state for the benefit of all Americans.
SUWA promotes local and national recognition of the region's unique character through research and public education; supports both administrative and legislative initiatives to permanently protect the Colorado Plateau wild places within the National Park and National Wilderness Preservation Systems, or by other protective designations where appropriate; builds support for such initiatives on both the local and national level; and provides leadership within the conservation movement through uncompromising advocacy for wilderness preservation.
Alliance for a Better Utah works to improve the lives of all Utahns by ensuring balance, transparency, and accountability in Utah politics, policy, and government.
It is The Leonardo's mission to fuse science, technology and art in experiences that inspire creativity and innovation in people of all ages and backgrounds.
Moore Good Ideas, Inc. is a small Utah based science and engineering services company specializing in LabVIEW development. We work with industrial, government, and academic customers in Utah and other states. We are known worldwide as a leading contributor of free software to the LabVIEW community.
The Utah Avalanche Center depends on science and engineering to help us help winter backcountry skiers, snowboarders, snowmobilers, snowshoers, and others stay on top of the Greatest Snow on Earth. We combine weather forecasts, remote weather station data, field observations of snow morphology , and recent avalanche activity to produce daily avalanche forecasts. We use the latest research findings regarding human factors in complex decision-making environments and the latest information technology to best convey this information to our users in an attention-grabbing way. It seems pretty simple to just go enjoy a day in the snow, but a lot of science goes into providing people with the data they need to have fun and stay safe.
The Wild Utah Project strives to: advance our mission of providing science-based strategies for wildlife and land conservation. We do this by filling gaps in the ecological science literature; and, by addressing threats to wildlife habitats through informing policy decisions via best science, supporting our partners with scientific support for their conservation campaigns, and engaging citizens in conservation science and science-based advocacy. We seek to bring positive change through science as long-time, prominent voices within the Utah conservation community, as we enthusiastically bridge the divide between scientific knowledge and public understanding by demonstrating collaborative expertise and tenacious persistence.
Tracy Aviary's mission is to inspire curiosity and caring for birds and nature through education and conservation. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Tracy Aviary has grown and evolved over our 79 year history to become a cultural landmark, public garden, and every leader in environmental education and conservation. $1 from every admission and $2.50 from every membership fuel our conservation fund, which supports local and international avian ecology and conservation research. Our conservation science program includes ten citizen science projects located from south to north along the Jordan River, in the heart of downtown and up City Creek and Little Cottonwood Canyons. These research projects connect a broad and diverse community to science and empower local citizens to collect information that informs evidence-based policies, planning, and land stewardship to conserve avian populations.
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