Birds, pioneers, planets light the week ahead

Save the Dates, Aug. 15-24

Scott Chandler leads the latest lecture at the Moab Information Center Thursday, Aug. 15, with “Designer Birds.” Chandler will discuss how life has found a way to survive in rugged canyon country. He looks at the region’s birds to be wildlife detectives. “We can learn multitudes about not only this environment, but develop a skill that we can take across the world. Canyonlands Natural History Association and the Museum of Moab sponsor the series. Lectures take place at 6 p.m. The MIC is on the corner of Main and Center streets.

Decision: Tribes can retain eagle remains on their lands

Fish and Wildlife Service announces landmark policy revision

In a monumental decision that underscores the agency’s commitment to honoring the wishes of federally recognized tribes, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has revised its policy regarding the retention of eagle remains on lands within Indian country. Federally recognized tribes are now able to retain bald and golden eagle remains found on these lands under certain conditions and with the proper permits, according to a press release from the UFWS.