CATALYST

Topic: Outdoor

Pave paradise? Dimple Dell development

Dimple Dell Regional Park, a 646-acre Salt Lake County public wildlife preserve in Sandy, Utah, is identified as Open Space in the Salt Lake County Park System Master Plan. It is c …

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Tanner Park to Sugarhouse Park

Bike/pedestrian path nears completion. The development of Parley’s Trail over the past 16 years has led to a convenient and scenic way for bikers and pedestrians to traverse the Sa …

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Love Your Lungs: Masks

You may travel by mass transport, bike or on foot. You may have solar panels on your home and the highest-rated water heater. Your life may even be 100% carbon neutral. Too bad: Yo …

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In Ecstasy We Have Come

A poet-teacher and his students visit the Bears Ears. This April, I joined a group of my students from Salt Lake City’s Rowland Hall Upper School on a camping trip to the proposed …

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Save The Tires—Adopt a Goathead Weevil!

Autumn is arguably the best time to cycle in Utah. The oppressive heat of summer backs off, and the ozone pollution hanging heavy over the valley dissipates to a light haze—and by …

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So You Want to Learn to Fish

Friday nights when I was a kid, my dad and I would go out in the backyard, turn on the hose and flood a patch of lawn in the shade of the house. Hours later, we’d scan the ground w …

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Comings & Goings: Citizen Scientists @ Tracy Aviary

– By Katherine Pioli From the annual Audubon backyard bird count to the microplastics charting research by Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, citizen science projects, us …

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Comings & Goings: SLC GREENbikes reopens

– By Sophie Silverstone GREENbikes, downtown’s bikeshare program, has been growing exponentially. It kicked off its fourth season on March 17, its earliest date to open yet. The sy …

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Dancing with the Dead

I go walking, almost daily. I like to walk uphill. It’s great exercise and the view of Salt Lake Valley (from what I call the Top Of The World) is fantastic. Here’s my routine: A f …

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Don’t Get Me Started, Junior: Get Outside!

It’s good for business (and good for the environment). —by Rachel Silverstone Much like what New York is to the fashion industry, twice a year Salt Lake City becomes the hub of the …

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