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Fact Sheets

Brownfields Federal Programs Guide - EPA

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Brownfields Program celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2015, it is a good time to reflect on some of the factors that contribute to successful brownfields efforts at the federal, state, and local levels....

Freestores: What, Why & How

A viable alternative to disposing of unwanted possessions in the trash is to donate them to a freestore to be used by others. If one does not already exist in your area, consider implementing one for the benefit of the community.


Permaculture is a design concept for sustainable, food producing landscapes mimicking the diversity and resilience of natural ecosystems

Rangeland Carbon Sequestration

Rangelands can be managed to increase soil carbon storage through more equitable distribution of grazing pressure over time and space to reduce forage plant defoliation and increase carbon inputs from standing plants to soils. The overall ability of range...

Recycling in Utah: Paper

The goal of providing recycling related information is to help individuals and businesses make informed decisions about recycling. This fact sheet will focus on paper recycling.


Worm composting as it is more commonly known is the process of using worms to break down discarded food and other organic wastes and convert them into compost and liquid fertilizers.

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Videos & Documentaries

The Brush-Mineral toolbox is a diverse and highly adaptable set of low-cost, shovel ready methods for using organic debris and mineral soil beneficially to improve your landscape, the broader community, and ecosystems within which you live. Brush mineral structures are inspired by the work of indigenous people, ecological design and permaculture principles.

Jeff Adams from Terrasophia LLC shows strategies for permaculture and climate resiliency on both a small and large scale.

At TEDxCharlottesville, Thomas Woltz shares how scientists and designers are rebuilding ecosystems through conservation agriculture.

Winter temperatures in Alliance, Nebraska can drop to -20°F (the record low is -40°F/C), but retired mailman Russ Finch grows oranges in his backyard greenhouse without paying for heat. Instead, he draws on the earth's stable temperature (around 52 degrees in his region) to grow warm weather produce- citrus, figs, pomegranates - in the snow.

Sasha Reed, research ecologist, shows a climate manipulation experiment studying the effects of increased temperature and altered precipitation near Castle Valley, UT.

A webinar from June 25, 2020 Tim Graham, PhD in Entomology. Sometimes it's hard to see how something as small as insects and soil organisms have such a big effect. If you're looking for more reasons to use alternatives to pesticides, this webinar is for you! We covered some of the amazing relationships of some bugs we can see, and even tinier critters that we can't see. Come along as we delve into the wealth of biodiversity that can be found in your landscape and beyond.

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  • IORT - research-based information about tourism and outdoor recreation issues to the Utah State Legislature and state agencies

Journal Articles & Reports

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