Utah’s Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office Honored for Special Achievement in GIS

Geographic Information System Provider Esri Awards PLPCO at Virtual User Conference REDLANDS, Calif.— July 14, 2021 —Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, presented Utah’s Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office (PLPCO) with Esri’s Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award on July 12, 2021, at the annual Esri User Conference (Esri UC), which was presented in a completely virtual format. Selected from over 300,000 eligible candidates, PLPCO received …

Chief justice offers encouragement for monuments reform

Originally posted to the SL tribune. Two weeks ago, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts offered a fascinating and unexpected commentary on the Antiquities Act, the 1906 law that allows presidents to create national monuments without congressional approval. His words startled some in the environmental community and heartened those of us who are troubled by the way presidents have …

Professionalism in Cultural Resources Consulting Award (2021)

Congratulations to Jason P. Chuipka, this year’s recipient of PLPCO’s Professionalism in Cultural Resources Consulting Award. Mr. Chuipka is a registered professional archaeologist, and also the vice president and co-owner of Woods Canyon Archaeological Consultants. In February, Mr. Chuipka’s peers recognized him as the PLPCO-permitted principal investigator whose deportment in the practice of cultural resources consulting during the past four years represents …

Bellwether Trial Update

The State and Kane County rested their case on February 24th.  The Court heard evidence from over 15 witnesses on their historical use of the roads and accepted deposition testimony of more than 50 others. Maps, aerial photographs, and other historic evidence provided additional support for the existence and use of these roads. The parties will provide additional arguments and briefing …

New RMP Website

We’ve launched a new website where you can find all 29 County Resource Management Plans and the State Resource Management Plan. Check it out and let us know what you think!