Northeastern Utah Watershed Restoration Project for 2017

Utah’s Watershed Restoration Initiative has completed projects on over 1,290,000 acres of Utah lands with 257,000 acres in projects currently underway. Proposed for 2017, there are 10 more projects planned, one of which covers the Uintah Basin. In northeast Utah, the proposed project for watershed restoration includes improvement to ponderosa pine stand by removing pinyon juniper encroachment. The project will hand cut and pile pinyon juniper and excess ponderosa saplings to reduce risk of fire damage to Ponderosa pine stands on BLM land. The goal of the program is to restore watersheds through partnerships. More information can be found on


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.