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Erin Alberty

Reporter, Environment

801-257-8786, ealberty@sltrib.com


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  • (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Hikers explore Fantasy Canyon near Vernal. Photo taken May 28, 2017. At Utah's Fantasy Canyon, legends in the wind, natural wonders and natural gas development on the horizon
    Uintah County • Fantasy Canyon is not quite literally a diamond in a coal mine. It is … well, an extremely pretty thing in a natural gas field. Ghou...
    Updated Jun 20 2017 07:23 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Ka-Voka Jackson’s research team hikes to a planting site at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, where they are trying to rehabilitate canyons infested with ravenna grass. Courtesy Ka-Voka Jackson Roots run deep for researcher battling invasive grass in Glen Canyon
    In a remote canyon off the northern reaches of Lake Powell, a fourwing saltbush is growing deep roots as part of Ka-Voka Jackson’s experimental plots ...
    Updated Jun 20 2017 07:23 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Topaz Museum reopens; grand opening events set for July 7-8
    The Topaz Museum has reopened after months of renovations with new exhibits honoring the 11,000 Japanese-Americans interned at the Topaz Camp near Del...
    Updated Jun 08 2017 08:43 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Kindergartners from Park City’s McPolin Elementary School took turns carefully releasing 135 fingerling rainbow trout into the ponds near Snow Park Lodge at Deer Valley Tuesday May 30. Fishing: Trout in the Classroom project aims to ‘create future anglers’
    Park City • Alex Astoria poured a tiny fish from a plastic cup into the pond at Deer Valley’s Snow Park Lodge and proclaimed its name. “Poochie!” the ...
    Updated Jun 06 2017 06:46 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Globemallow blooms May 28, 2017 along State Road 45 south of Naples in Uintah County. Erin Alberty: Pretending climate change doesn’t exist ignores Earth’s inherent interconnectedness
    My favorite thing about Utah’s wild plants is watching their relationship with the environment around them. The proximity to permanent or ephemeral wa...
    Updated Jun 07 2017 02:03 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Joshua trees pose in the evening sun April 2, 2017, near Joshua Tree National Natural Landmark south of Shivwits Joshua trees under the desert sky in Utah country? No, you’re not dreaming
    Joshua Tree National Natural Landmark • Think of Joshua trees, and your imagination may wander to Southern California, home to the famed Joshua Tree...
    Updated Jun 09 2017 01:59 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Mikah Meyer, in honor of his late father and the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service, is attempting to become the youngest person to visit all 417 National Park Service sites. Pictured, Delicate Arch in southern Utah. Courtesy Mikah Meyer Journey to become the youngest person to visit all 417 National Park Service sites hits Utah
    Mikah Meyer in 2016 set out on a mission to honor his late father and the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service: Become the youngest person t...
    Updated Jun 02 2017 01:52 pm   |     |   Share
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  • HIKING
    (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Hikers explore Babylon Arch on March 12, 2017 in the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve near Leeds. Utah Hike of the Week: Babylon Arch - Red Cliffs Desert Reserve
    Babylon Arch on the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve near St. George is a lovely feature unto itself, but the real thrill of this hike is the journey. The tr...
    Updated Jun 14 2017 11:15 am   |     |   Share
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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Brigham Young University student Madeline MacDonald has become an activist in the wake of her sexual assault in Orem in December 2014. She requested access to the file generated by an Honor Code Office investigation of her conduct, and says it showed the school regarded her as a ’suspect’ after she reported the attack. The probe concluded she did not violate the code, she said. MacDonald said she is pleased but with some reservations about the changes to the Honor Code announced in October 2016. She reported a sex assault to BYU, Orem police in 2014; now Dixie State cops are connecting 3 more cases
    In 2014, Brigham Young University freshman Madeline MacDonald was disappointed — and worried about possible future allegations — when Orem police told...
    Updated May 05 2017 05:13 pm   |     |   Share
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  • HIKING
    (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     The writer’s daughter climbs over a long boulder field outside of a lava tube March 7, 2017 on Tabernacle Hill near Meadow in Millard County. Utah Hike of the Week: Meadow Lava Tubes
    The Meadow Lava Tubes are a series of underground passages left by lava flows long ago. Parts of the tubes have collapsed, leaving deep, ditchlike cor...
    Updated Jun 14 2017 11:13 am   |     |   Share
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   The Meadow Lava Tubes, photographed Wednesday, March 8, 2017, are nearby Meadow Hot Spring in Millard County. At Meadow Lava Tubes, a youngster’s enthusiasm for hiking gathers steam
    I’ve taken my kid on a lot of dud hikes. Well, it’s not that the hikes are duds. Among the hikes that have left my 4-year-old uninspired: Mesa Arch in...
    Updated May 04 2017 09:54 am   |     |   Share
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  • (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Anglers hike back to their truck empty-handed after fishing April 18, 2017 near Soldier Creek Dam as ice melts away from the shore of Strawberry Reservoir. When even the most prepared angler must consider, ‘That’s why they call it fishing and not catching’
    Strawberry Reservoir • I thought we did everything right. My mother-in-law, daughter and I went to Strawberry Reservoir last week with dreams of victo...
    Updated Apr 25 2017 08:59 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    A dock blooms April 1, 2017 near the Sand Cove primitive campground in the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve near Leeds. In Utah's Red Cliffs, desert beauty moves at a tortoise’s pace
    St. George • Not far from the throngs of tourists in Zion National Park, fins and spires of orange sandstone rise quietly from the sandy bottoms near ...
    Updated Apr 25 2017 08:59 pm   |     |   Share
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