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Chandra Rosenthal

Chandra, a Colorado native, serves as the Director of Rocky Mountain PEER. Formerly a staff attorney with Defenders of Wildlife specializing in endangered species and public lands issues, she has also worked for the U.S. Department of Justice and, under a legal fellowship, worked on a Superfund site with the Department of Energy. “I view my job as helping the region’s public service professionals do their jobs of protecting the diverse and abundant natural resources of the Rockies,” states Rosenthal. Chandra earned her law degree in 1993 at the Lewis and Clark Northwestern School of Law, where she focused her studies on environmental law.

Scott Beckstead: Wild horses deserve a home in the West

by Salt Lake Tribune | September 20, 2022
Two prominent, mainstream environmental organizations — Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and Western Watersheds Project — exposed the BLM’s own grazing data that reveals commercial livestock, not wild horses, responsible for overgrazing. These organizations were ...

Chandra Rosenthal: Utah rangelands suffer as BLM staffing dwindles

by Salt Lake Tribune | March 17, 2022
From the red rock canyons of Moab to the sagebrush flanked shores of Bear Lake, Bureau of Land Management land covers vast swathes of Utah. These nearly 23 million acres of public land draw broad user groups and underpin local economies. On BLM land in Utah, hikers traverse lonely country ...

Scott Beckstead: Don’t believe BLM’s gaslighting about the Onaqui herd of wild horses

by Salt Lake Tribune | September 30, 2021
“When someone repeats an obviously false statement often enough, people start believing it despite proof to the contrary. The statement takes on a life of its own, and soon people start questioning their own observations. It may even become popular to repeat the false trope, and ...

Report: BLM turns a blind eye to cattle grazing impacts, blames wild horses

by Salt Lake Tribune | September 24, 2021
“The Bureau of Land Management chronically underreports the extent of damage to public rangelands caused by livestock grazing in Utah in apparent defiance of policies that mandate regular rangeland health assessments, according to an analysis of federal data. Public Employees for ...

Letter to the Editor: Build up BLM to protect our finest lands

by Salt Lake Tribune | March 20, 2021
“March temperatures are perfect for mountain biking, rock climbing, and river rafting trips, so increasingly the state is a spring break destination for college kids and families. The record-breaking number of visitors to Utah in 2020 indicates that despite COVID-19, there will also ...
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