Check out Wild Utah Project's amazing sage-grouse lek video on You Tube!
WUP Press Release. "FEDERAL SAGE GROUSE PLAN IN UTAH LEAVES BIRDS AT RISK." November 04, 2013
News Story. Salt Lake Tribune. "Feds proposing plan to protect sage grouse in the West " October 31, 2013
News Story, Salt Lake Tribune. "Utah and Forest Service split on La Sals goat plan". September 03, 2013.
Video: Fox13 News clip. Wildlife board approves transplant of mountain goats to new location. Clip of Allison on Fox news urging the Utah Wildlife Board to not rush into the decision to introduce exotic mtn goats on to the LaSal Mountains with scarcely any baseline data on sensitive and rare alpine plants. They voted yes anyway - even after the Forest Service urged them to scrap the proposal altogether. Mtn goat introduction will happen this fall. Story ran on August 22, 2013
Press release from Utah Environmental Congress: Join UEC, Wild Utah Project and other friends of the wolf for a national day of action, calling for greater wolf protections nation-wide. Join us at the capitol tomorrow, August 14 for a press event, rally, street theatre and "howl in." Click HERE to see press release, issues August 12, 2013.
News Story, Salt Lake Tribune. "Cows in Range Creek? Grazing to resume to reduce fire threat." July 23, 2013. (ALSO - Jim's great quote in this article was awarded "the Quote of the Day" by the Mountain West news!
News Story, Salt Lake Tribune. "Judge says BLM underreports grazing impacts." June 12, 2013. (Great article detailing our precedent-setting victory for the environment and sage-grouse on the Duck Creek allotment in NE Utah!)
News story, Salt Lake Tribune. "Feds: Wolf no longer at risk." June 08, 2013.
Hey friends, check out this blog post (May 31, 2013) on the Torrey House Press blogsite, from WUP friend and supporter Mark Bailey. He doesn't mince words about the cow-nuked, trashed state of our Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument:
NEWS-FLASH!! - MAY 24, 2013 - MAJOR VICTORY FOR WILD UTAH PROJECT AND WESTERN WATERSHEDS PROJECT IN THE DUCK CREEK IBLA GRAZING CASE! SEE PRESS RELEASE HERE!
Editorial by Allison Jones, Salt Lake Tribune. Saving Utah's sage-grouse. May 13, 2013
Letter to Editor from Allison Jones, Salt Lake Tribune. $300,000 for nothing. (explaining that how now that wolves will be de-listed, the state should not give the $300.000 to Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife appropriated by the Legislature this winter. May 02, 2013
Salt Lake Tribune "short take" on what the Tribune thinks of the Utah's new sage-grouse plan. A flawed plan. April 28, 2013
News Story. Salt Lake Tribune: Utah governor pitches plan to protect sage grouse (and WUP explains why its not a very good plan). April 25, 2013.
Radio Piece. KUER. Utah Finalizes Sage Grouse Plan. April 24, 2013
The month of March featured so much press on the public outcry over the Utah legislature's $300,000 appropriation of general funds to Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife (to lobby in Washington DC against "wolf reintroduction to Utah"), that we had to make a whole separate media page for it. CLICK here to read the frenzy
Radio piece. KUER. Some Utah lawmakers ask to delay sage grouse designation. March 05, 2013. Click here to listen to story.
Radio piece. Utah Public radio. Feature Story on conserving Gunnison, and greater Sage-grouse in Utah. February 08, 2013. Click here to download mp3 file.
News Story. Vernal Express. Groups urge best science in sage-grouse issue. January 30, 2013. Click here to read story.
Wild Utah Project Press Release. January 22, 2013. "More than 100 scientists ask Secretary Salazar to apply the best scientific guidance to conserve sage grouse." Click here to see press release
Audio/You Tube of Allison Jones' powerpoint presentation on renewable energy BMPs at the Restoring the West Conference, October 31, 2012. Click here to see and listen to presentation
Radio Interview with Allison Jones, KUER (90.1 FM). Wild Utah Biologist on Utah Sage Grouse Plan. August 30, 2012. Click here to hear interview
News Story. Salt lake Tribune. Grazing’s impact on sage grouse stirs debate. September 02, 2012. Click here to see story
News Story. Salt lake Tribune. Sage grouse plan protects bulk of Utah habitat, but is it enough? August 28, 2012. Click here to see story
Radio Interview with Allison Jones, 'Access Utah" on Utah Public radio. Sage grouse conservation in Utah. July 27, 2012. Click here to hear interview
News Story, Salt Lake Tribune. Grazing plan? Those are fighting words on Grand Staircase. June 26, 2012. Click here to see story.
Editorial by Allison Jones in the Salt Lake Tribune: "Roads disturb wildlife habitat." June 17. 2012. Click here to read the Editorial
Great editorial from the Salt Lake Tribune in response to the article just below this (where Utah Governor's public lands policy director slams other agency science on sage-grouse). May 21, 2012. Click here to see Editorial
News Story, Salt Lake Tribune. The leader of Utah's new sage-grouse working group that is writing a new sage grouse conservation plan for the state said that "Utah needs to come up with some science that is honest and true and refutes federal agency science on sage-grouse. May 17, 2012. Click here to see story
Radio Piece, KUER - public radio of Utah. Feature story on sage grouse and the writing of Utah's new management plan for the species. April 30, 2012. Click here to listen
News Story: Salt lake Tribune, The Tribune is wondering whether the new team put together to rewrite Utah's sage grouse management plan is biased towards industry and away from conservation. March 28, 2012. Click here to see story
News Story: Salt Lake Tribune, State of Utah worried about the tougher federal sage grouse protections featured in the Dec.28 Tribune piece below. CLick here to see story, January 27, 2012
A string of News stories and Op/Ed's: Salt Lake Tribune,
BLM grazing management, Wild Utah Project and the Duck Creek allotment. December 2011 and January 2012.
by Brandon Loomis, and click here to see the Tribune's great editorial in response to the Duck Creek story on Jan 02! And oh, there's more! The Utah State Commissioner of Agriculture was so angry at the Tribune's editorial that he responded with an outrageous Op/Ed accusing environmental groups of only bringing lawsuits against the federal government over grazing to get rich, and that life is a bowl of cherries on the LDS church's ranch (Deseret Land & Livestock) in northern Utah because the way they graze up there is so great for all wildlife and the ecosystem. So click here to see our Op/Ed in response to his balony, published January 27, 2012 in the Tribune.
News Story: Salt Lake Tribune,December 28, 2011
Tougher protections for sage grouse. Click here to see story
News clip on Utah Wildlife Board meeting determining whether to support Congressional legislation that would remove Endangered Species status from Gray wolves. October 25, Fox News. Click here for link to Fox News clip
OP/ED in the Salt Lake Tribune by Allison Jones and Kirk Robinson (Western Wildlife Conservancy), about beetle kill on Utah' s national forests. CLICK HERE TO READ OP/ED. October 01, 2011