Utah is blessed with some of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes in the world.
The Great Salt Lake provides refuge for millions of migrating birds each year and plays an important role in creating the greatest snow on Earth. Our rangeland is the backbone of our agricultural industries. And our mountains are pivotal to the state’s outdoor recreation economy and water storage. However, prolonged drought affects us all. That’s why USU created the new Janet Quinney Lawson Institute for Land, Water, and Air to connect policymakers and the public with vital findings that address issues important to Utahns, their livelihoods, and their shared natural resources.