Heidi McIntosh

Managing Attorney Rocky Mountain Office


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Heidi McIntosh is managing attorney of the Rocky Mountain regional office in Denver, Colorado. She came to Earthjustice in 2012 with more than two decades of environmental litigation experience as staff attorney, legal director, conservation director, and associate director of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance.

Earthjustice had worked with Heidi closely over the decades as a client, co-counsel, and colleague on cases ranging from threatened and endangered species protection to fending off efforts to designate roads and off-road vehicle trails in Utah’s wild canyon country.

Heidi received a BA in Political Science and German from the University of Arizona and her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington DC. She received an LLM degree in environmental law from the University of Utah School of Law.

Heidi was named the Utah State Bar Energy, Natural Resources and Environment Section’s Lawyer of the Year in 2001, and until she joined Earthjustice, was on the bar section’s Public Lands Committee.

The Latest from Heidi McIntosh

June 12, 2024

In the News: Desert News

The Supreme Court decision that could rock Utah

“Utah’s argument that the president may only designate small monuments centered on specific sites is just wrong. In 1920, the Supreme Court upheld President Teddy Roosevelt’s use of the Antiquities Act to protect 800,000 acres in Arizona when he declared the Grand Canyon a national monument. In the hundred years since, presidents have since routinely designated monuments of a million acres or more — like the Death Valley, Glacier Bay, Gates of the Arctic and the Wrangell St-Elias national monuments — many of which became beloved national parks.”
June 15, 2021

In the News: E&E News

Utah lawmakers want answers on Haaland's restoration plan

"The last administration acted unlawfully when it shrank the boundaries of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, home to thousands of sacred Tribal cultural sites, and of Northeast Canyons and Seamounts, which serves as refuge for countless marine species."
A moonlit arch rises over Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
August 31, 2017

Utah may be trading a dinosaur wonder for a coal mine

Earthjustice attorney Heidi McIntosh weighs in on Trump's attempt to take down national monuments
April 28, 2016

Cuarenta años de espera para salvar a los últimos lobos salvajes

Esta semana sin embargo, llegaron buenas noticias para el lobo. Earthjustice, en representación de una coalición de grupos de conservación, centros para estudio de los lobos, y un antiguo biólogo del Servicio de Pesca y Fauna Silvestre de Estados Unidos, llegó a un acuerdo con el Servicio para finalizar un plan de recuperación para antes de que termine el 2017.
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April 28, 2016

Forty Years of Waiting to Save the Last Wild Lobos

Four decades after listing, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will finally have to complete a plan to recover the Mexican gray wolf.
A Mexican gray wolf.
January 21, 2015

Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Left to Politics Rather Than Science

A new federal rule to protect endangered Mexican gray wolves contains flawed provisions that may lead to the wolves’ demise.