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I’m a Utah-based journalist and film producer who covers conservation issues and Utah politics. I’ve previously written for Outside, Sierra, USA Today, High Country News, Four Corners Free Press, High Desert Journal, Canoe & Kayak and HuffPost. The films I’ve produced have been selected for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival, and the Colorado Environmental Film Festival. My magazine writing won a 2018 Folio Eddie Award and a 2019 Top of the Rockies Award from the Society of Professional Journalists.

I’m currently serving as a Report For America corps member covering conflict and change in San Juan County, Utah, for The Salt Lake Tribune. Tips: zpodmore@sltrib.com

Confluence: Navigating the Personal & Political On Rivers of the New West, my first book, was published by Torrey House Press in October 2019. It was selected for Outside magazine’s 12 Favorite Earth Day Reads and the Pacific Standard‘s 25 Must-Read Books for the Fall of 2019.