Scenic Utah is looking for a volunteer with experience designing and building websites to help us revamp this website, and keep it current!
This is an essential, remote position and a fantastic opportunity to use your strong knowledge of web and mobile application development for environmental and social good! We are a 501c3 working to protect and enhance the scenic qualities of our communities, countryside, and roadways. Our scenic conservation efforts include promoting policies that encourage community engagement, protect and enhance Utah’s extraordinary beauty, and limit visual pollution.
Time commitment is ~10 hours per week. Dependent upon the success of our current fundraising campaign, there is a possibility this role could evolve to a half-time paid position.
Contact Kate at Scenic Utah to apply.
Two horrendous billboard bills both FAILED on the Senate floor in the 2021 legislative session! If not for the HUNDREDS of Scenic Utah supporters who wrote your Senate and House reps – and who encouraged so many others to do the same – SB61 and SB144 would surely have succeeded. This victory for Utah communities and our viewsheds showed that broad and sustained engagement with lawmakers CAN make a difference.
Besides being intrusive and distracting, digital billboards present a tangled web of issues for local governments due to their many economic and aesthetic impacts. Throughout the legislative session, we argued that billboard companies’ complaints about unfairness and lack of equal treatment by municipalities is bogus; we encouraged lawmakers to send the bills to interim study to better understand the full range of those impacts – and to look closer at who’s getting a ‘fair’ deal, and who’s not.
Excerpt from St. George News ( Feb. 18, 2021)
Written by Mori Kessler
The National Scenic Byway Foundation announced Wednesday that the Federal Highway Administration named SR-9 between La Verkin and the Zion National Park east entrance, also known as the Zion Scenic Byway, as one of 34 newly designated National Scenic Byways and All-American Byways across the United States.
To be designated as a National Scenic Byway, a road must possess at least one of the six intrinsic qualities and be regionally significant.
“This just helps more people recognize the beauty of the area we’ve always known,” Washington County Commission chair Gil Almquist said. “It’s a highway gem.”
Scenic Utah helps Utah communities design and adopt measures to protect the aesthetic qualities of their streets, neighborhoods, highways, and night skies, and reduce or eliminate the visual blight caused by excessive and brightly lit billboards and signs.
Scenic Utah partners with state and community groups working to protect and expand state scenic byways, and promote national and state Scenic Byway and Scenic Backway designations.
Scenic Utah promotes efforts to bury transmission lines and improve the aesthetic beauty of roads, communities and entry points to our cities and towns.
Scenic Utah supports communities adjacent to parks and public lands who are working to protect the aesthetic qualities of these unique communities.
For more than 30 years, from the early 1920s through the mid-1950s, the State of Utah promoted Utah as “The Center of Scenic America.” It issued colorful flyers, pictorial wrappers, maps, posters, stamps, and license plates, proudly proclaiming our state's scenic beauty. Scenic Utah is channeling that 90-year-old campaign by reminding elected leaders and residents of the enormous value, then and now, in eliminating visual pollution and protecting Utah’s unparalleled scenic beauty.