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17 islands in Utah you probably didn’t know exist

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UTAH (ABC4) – Traveling to a beautiful island is not as far away as you think.

According to the Utah Geological Survey, the Beehive State is actually home to 17 officially named islands. But where are they? Well, they are all located near the Great Salt Lake!

The Great Salt Lake is a 2,000-square mile lake that is about 20 miles north of downtown Salt Lake City. According to the Utah Adventure Journal, more often than not, those who aren’t aware of the lake tend to also overlook the beautiful islands that it also holds.

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New Study Finds Indigenous People Used Fire To Manage Utah Forests Over 1000 Years Ago

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new study by researchers in Utah found that Indigenous people used fire over 1000 years ago to improve forest health around Fish Lake. The finding adds to a growing body of research about pre-Columbian forest management that challenges the idea that forests should be returned to a “natural” state.

When lead author Vachel Carter identified a period of high fire activity at Fish Lake, the University of Utah paleoecologist assumed it was driven by climate conditions, because it occurred during a hot, dry period.

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