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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, 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, is forthcoming from Torrey House Press in October 2019, and is available for pre-order now.