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I’m an author, journalist, and film producer who covers conservation issues and Utah politics. My work has appeared in Outside, Slate, Sierra, USA Today, National Geographic Traveler, 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 writing won a 2018 Folio Eddie Award and Top of the Rockies awards from the Society of Professional Journalists in 2020 and 2021. 

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.

I’m currently working as a Report For America corps member for The Salt Lake Tribune. Tips: zpodmore@sltrib.com