Tuesday, July 14, 2020


Moab, UT

79.8 F

    State lands

    Utahraptor park plan stalls in committee

    A plan to establish Utahraptor State Park in the area of Dalton Wells, north of Arches National Park, has stalled over concerns...

    State trails council seeks at-large member

    The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is currently seeking a representative to serve on the Utah Recreational Trails Advisory Council.

    Lawmaker unveils plan for Utahraptor State Park

    HB322 calls for one-time $10M funding infusion “Here’s your headline: ‘A new state park...

    Mike Lee, SITLA director defend trust’s mission

    If public schools benefit first, where does that leave everyone else? At a recent...

    Fixing the dirt under our feet

    What looks like dirt in the desert and drylands is actually a forest under your feet. We’re talking about biocrusts – living organisms made of lichens, mosses, fungi, bacteria and green algae – that live on the soil surface on the Colorado Plateau and other places across the Southwest, according to Tracey Stone of The Nature Conservancy.

    Stories of Interest

    DWR moves 50 bighorn sheep from Nevada to Utah

    A small herd of desert bighorn sheep was released Oct. 24-25 in the Ranch Canyon area of...

    Congressional Republicans to visit Moab Friday, discuss public lands

    Six members of the U.S. Congress will meet in Moab for a roundtable discussion of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. The discussion is meant to "examine successes in state management of state and federal public lands in Utah."

    Public Lands Day

    Park rangers and other public lands employees interact with the public Friday, Sept. 27, a day ahead of National Public Lands Day. The Moab Information Center hosted the event last weekend. It is the largest single-day volunteer effort for America’s public lands.

    Over 2,700 boats inspected at Lake Powell Labor Day weekend to prevent spread of quagga mussels

    Law enforcement officers, biologists and technicians for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources had a busy Labor Day weekend, working to prevent...

    SITLA neighbor would rather live by a dump

    After a representative for the Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration announced in April plans to...

    Dead Horse Point: Mysteries obscure name of popular state park

    D.B. Cooper. Stonehenge. The Lost Colony of Roanoke.

    Consultant hosting river management open houses June 24, 25

    The public is invited to attend a public open house regarding management of the Colorado and Green rivers. The Grand County event...

    State, Forest Service sign stewardship pact

    On May 22, U. S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue joined Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert to sign an agreement between the...

    Wild horse facility scheduled to resume adoptions by appointment

    The Bureau of Land Management has begun a phased approach to resuming adoptions at the Delta, Utah...

    Snakes alive! It’s that time of year again

    If you encounter a snake, leave it alone.

    Federal effort underway to conserve American bison

    Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt in a statement last week said the Bison Conservation Initiative was launched in a new effort to coordinate conservation strategies and approaches for the wild American Bison over the next 10 years.

    A look at how DWR, other agencies help Utah’s razorback suckers survive

    There are currently 18 wildlife species in Utah on the federal endangered species list, with 10 listed as endangered and eight listed as threatened.

    USFWS seeks to help migratory birds

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has made available a draft Environmental Impact Statement under the National...