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Utah State Offices
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State Energy Program

The State Energy Program, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, supports partnerships that promote and improve energy efficiency and turn renewable energy resources into viable alternatives to fossil fuels.

Utah Geological Survey

The Utah Geological Survey, a division of the Utah Department of Natural Resources, provides timely scientific information about Utah’s geologic environment, resources, and hazards.

Utah Office of Energy Development

Energy development is economic development. It provides jobs and produces the energy we need to sustain economic development. Bringing clean and renewable resources to market benefits our economy and our quality of life. Finding clean, affordable, and sustainable solutions for utilizing fossil fuels and renewable energy sources, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting the quality of our air, land and water, are critical for Utah and our Nation. Developing a diverse set of clean and renewable energy resources and technologies is placing Utah at the center of the West’s energy future.

 

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Utah Clean Energy

Utah Clean Energy is a non-profit, non-partisan public interest organization partnering to build the new clean energy economy through policy, regulatory, and educational initiatives. Utah Clean Energy advances renewable energy, energy efficiency, and clean energy technologies in Utah and the West.

Sarah Wright
Executive Director
801.363.4046
sarah@utahcleanenergy.org

Rebecca Nelson
Assistant Director
801.363.4046
rebecca@utahcleanenergy.org

Sara Baldwin
Community Relations Coordinator
801.363.4046
sbaldwin@utahcleanenergy.org

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Utah DOE: Department of Energy

Utah has a wide variety of energy sources. While boasting robust solar and wind resources, over 90% of its electricity comes from coal burning plants, resulting in relatively low energy prices.

 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

A portion of the funds from the State Energy Program are allocated by formula among the states. To apply for a grant from the remaining funds, each Governor is required to write a letter to the Secretary of Energy explaining that the state will pursue policies to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy as outlined in Section 410 page 32 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

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DEQ: Department of Environmental Quality

Mission: The mission of the Department of Environmental Quality is to safeguard human health and quality of life by protecting and enhancing the environment.

 

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EDC Utah: Economic Development Corporation Utah

Whether you are a Utah company or out-of-state company, EDCUtah is here to help you through the expansion, relocation or consolidation process. From first call to ribbon cutting, EDCUtah will provide the professional and responsive support you need to be successful. Our Business Development Consultants will streamline your site selection process by providing accurate data, local contacts, and logistical support to help you make the best decision for your company.

 

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DHA: Utah Department of Heritage and Arts

The Mission: To enrich the quality of life for the people of Utah, DHA creates, preserves, and promotes Heritage and Arts.

The Vision: DHA will be a dynamic catalyst for creating cultural change. We will anticipate and respond to the varied needs for our constituents. We will expand public and private partnerships to deliver tangible results that produce meaningful differences in the lives of Utahns.

 DHA Boards and Commissions

 Arts & Museums

Utah Arts Council: The Board of Directors of the Utah Arts Council is a policy-making board composed of 13 members, each appointed to a four-year term by the Governor.

Museum Services Advisory Board: The Advisory Board for the Office of Museum Services is composed of 11 members, each appointed to a four-year term by the Governor.

State Library

The Utah State Library Board: The State Library Board is comprised of nine members. One member is recommended from the State Office of Education, Board of Control of the State Law Library, Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel, and the Utah System of Higher Education. Of the five remaining members at least two shall be appointed from rural areas.

State History

The Board of State History consists of eleven members appointed by the Governor for four-year terms.

Multicultural Affairs

The Multicultural Commission is chaired by the Lt. Governor and is composed of members appointed by the Governor.

Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Commission: Members of the MLK Commission are appointed by the governor.

Indian Affairs

Native American Legislative Liaison Committee: The Native American Legislative Liaison Committee (NALLC), is composed of 11 members, seven from the House of Representatives and four from the Senate.

Native American Remains Review Committee: The Committee is composed of seven members, four appointed by the director from nominations submitted by Indian tribes, and three appointed by the director from nominations submitted by representatives of repositories.

U Serve Utah

The Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism is an active Board of Commissioners (up to 17-members) appointed by the Lieutenant Governor to support volunteerism in Utah.

DHA Contact:

Julie Fisher
Executive Director
300 S. Rio Grande Street (450 West)
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
801-245-7203
jfisher@utah.gov

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Utah USDA: United States Department of Agriculture

The Mission of the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is to “Promote the healthy growth of Utah agriculture, conserve our natural resources and protect our food supply.” It is also believed that a safe food supply is the basis for health and prosperity.

The Department’s Vision Statement is: To be the recognized guardian of Utah’s food supply and sustainable agriculture.

Rural Development Grant Assistance

Program assistance is provided in many ways, including direct or guaranteed loans, grants, technical assistance, research and educational materials. Visit the following sites for information and/or assistance.

Rural Development Loan Assistance

Program assistance is provided in many ways, including direct or guaranteed loans, grants, technical assistance, research and educational materials. Visit the following sites for information and/or assistance.

USDA Rural Development Utah Contacts

Wilson “David” Conine
State Director
Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building
125 South State Street, Room 4311
Salt Lake City, UT 84138
Voice: (801) 524-4321
Fax: (801) 524-4406
www.rurdev.usda.gov/ut/

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Utah NRCS: Natural Resources Conservation Service

Our mission: To help people implement local solutions that sustain and improve Utah’s natural resources through partnerships, planning and programs.

Our vision: A team dedicated to leadership in conservation.

Conservation Innovation Grants

Agriculture Management Assistance

USDA Service Center Agencies eForms

eForms allows you to search for and complete forms requesting services from Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Conservation Service (NRCS), and Rural Development (RD).

NRCS STATE OFFICE

UTAH STATE OFFICE
125 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84138
(801) 524-4555
(801) 524-4403 Fax

Utah NRCS Contacts

David Brown
State Conservationist
(801) 524-4551
(801) 524-4403 fax
david.brown@ut.usda.gov

Utah EQIP: Environmental Quality Incentives Program

The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary conservation program that provides assistance to landowners and agricultural producers in a manner that promotes agricultural production and environmental quality as compatible goals. Through EQIP, farmers and ranchers receive financial and technical assistance to implement structural and management conservation practices that optimize environmental benefits on working agricultural land. EQIP is re-authorized through the 2008 Farm Bill.

With EQIP, NRCS provides funding and expertise for measures to protect natural resources while ensuring sustainable production on farms, ranches and working forest lands.

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UDAF: Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

Organization assists in providing agricultural information and education specific to Utah’s laws and regulations.

Department of Agriculture and Food Contact

350 N Redwood Road
P.O. Box 146500
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6500
(801) 538-7100
(801) 538-7100 TDD/Hearing Impaired
(801) 538-7126 Fax
email: agriculture@utah.gov

Agriculture Loans

ARDL: Agriculture Resource Development Loan
ARDL provides loans at a low 3% interest rate for projects like:

  • Irrigation systems
  • Manure management structures
  • Fencing
  • Rangeland reseeding
  • Erosion control
  • Weed control
  • Windbreaks
  • On-farm energy projects
  • Flood prevention
  • Disaster cleanup

Dick Sandberg, Administrator
801.538.7030
rsandberg@utah.gov

Richard Leyba, Specialist
801.538.7172
rleyba@utah.gov

Agriculture Resource Development Loan (ARDL)

ARDL LOAN APPLICATION

ARDL Additional Contacts (by zone):

Zone 1 (Cache, Rich, Box Edler)
Thayne Mickelson
thayne.mickelson@ut.nacdnet.net
435.753.6029 ext.38

Zone 2 (Salt Lake, Weber, Davis, Morgan, Tooele)
Ken Mills
ken.mills@ut.nacdnet.net
801.393.3830 ext.15

Zone 3 (Utah, Wasatch, Summit)
Ray Loveless
rloveless@mountainland.org
801.229.3838

Zone 4 (Juab, Millard, Sevier, Sanpete, Wayne, Piute)
David Pace
david.pace@ut.nacdnet.net
435.896.8566

Zone 5 (Beaver, Iron, Garfield, Kane, Washington)
Tyce Palmer
tyce.palmer@ut.nacdnet.net
435.676.8189

Zone 6 (Duchesne, Daggett, Uintah)
Darrell Gillman
darrell.gillman@ut.nacdnet.net
435.722.4621 ext. 127

Zone 7 (Carbon, Emery Grand, San Juan)
Hal Lemon
hal.lemon@ut.nacdnet.net
435.381.2300 ext. 109

UGIP: Utah Grazing Improvement Program

Under a Utah Department of Agriculture and Food proposal, the position of “rangeland specialist” was created to carry out the responsibility to represent the interests of Utah’s livestock industry over rangeland issues.The Program (GIP) has three major components:

Expand the authority and ability of regional and state grazing boards to impact federal management plans and current rangeland issues.
Through a coordinated effort, GIP will expand the number of projects that rehabilitate our natural resources, increase productivity and protect the landscape for all Utahns.

A revision of NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act). Work for a process that continues to make land management discussions that are “open” but are more reasonable, affordable and effective in addressing the impacts of invasive species and productive capacity of rangeland and watersheds. GIP must find ways to stop wasting resources on frivolous legal maneuvering. It must bring opponents into the discussion from the beginning.

Under a Utah Department of Agriculture and Food proposal, the position of “rangeland specialist” was created to carry out the responsibility to represent the interests of Utah’s livestock industry over rangeland issues.

The Program (GIP) has three major components:

  1. Expand the authority and ability of regional and state grazing boards to impact federal management plans and current rangeland issues.
  2. Through a coordinated effort, GIP will expand the number of projects that rehabilitate our natural resources, increase productivity and protect the landscape for all Utahns.
  3. A revision of NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act). Work for a process that continues to make land management discussions that are “open” but are more reasonable, affordable and effective in addressing the impacts of invasive species and productive capacity of rangeland and watersheds. GIP must find ways to stop wasting resources on frivolous legal maneuvering. It must bring opponents into the discussion from the beginning.

UGIP Contact:

Troy Forrest
Program Manager
(435) 279-3603

 

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Division of Wildlife Resources

DWR Mission: The mission of the Division of Wildlife Resources is to serve the people of Utah as trustee and guardian of the state’s wildlife, and to ensure its future and values through management, protection, conservation and education.

Agency goal: Improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the Division of Wildlife Resources.

Resource goal: Expand wildlife populations and conserve sensitive species by protecting and improving wildlife habitat.

Constituency goal: Achieve broad-based support for division programs and budgets by demonstrating the value of wildlife to all citizens of Utah.