Brian Maffly Reporter
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Brian Maffly covers Utah's public lands for The Salt Lake Tribune.

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Focus Areas

  • Public Land
  • Environment

318 Articles
7 months ago
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A guide to Utah’s public lands

Millions of acres of land in Utah under the control of federal and state agencies. What does that mean for the reside...

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11 months ago
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Utah’s hopes to ship coal through Oakland still alive, hinge on suit headed to trial

Failed legal settlement keeps door open for Utah coal to be shipped through proposed export terminal in Oakland, Calif.

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11 months ago
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Massive solar project proposed on public land in Beaver County

A South Korean energy firm is proposing to build and operate a 600-megawatt array of photovoltaic panels across nearl...

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11 months ago
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How firing ranges’ hidden costs are passed onto taxpayers

For 50 years a critical piece of Salt Lake City key watershed used as a shooting range. Now taxpayers are on the hook...

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11 months ago
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Ute Tribe goes to court to get Tabby Mountain

Utah officials cheated the Ute Indian Tribe out of a fair shot to buy Tabby Mountain from SITLA in 2019, alleges a fe...

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11 months ago
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Scout camp’s shooting range permeated land with lead

For nearly 60 years, the Boy Scouts operated a summer camp on state trust lands in Utah's Tushar Mountains. But a sho...

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11 months ago
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Uranium speculation comes knocking on Bears Ears’ doorstep

Uranium speculators plan to drill 25 exploratory wells along the northeastern boundary of Bears Ears National Monument.

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11 months ago
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Utah to ban hunting trumpeter swans, North America’s largest bird

After four consecutive years of excessive numbers of trumpeter swans killed by hunters, Utah wildlife officials propo...

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12 months ago
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Utah to reduce deer tags after winter devastates population in the north

Utah's record snowfall may have eased the drought, but it took a toll on Mule deer in the northern counties, where wi...

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12 months ago
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Will Morgan County residents get to vote on exclusive resort project?

A Morgan County judge is fielding dueling lawsuits over Wasatch Peaks Ranch, an exclusive 750-home community and priv...

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12 months ago
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Uinta Basin gas company caught polluting the air, EPA alleges

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced a deal with a Utah natural gas company accused of violating re...

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12 months ago
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With projections showing a 50-foot rebound coming, Lake Powell resumes Grand Canyon’s experimenta...

As the level of Lake Powell rebounds with this spring's big runoff, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has resumed high-f...

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