A federal court recently affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the Grand Canyon Trust against the U.S. Forest Service over the controversial introduction of mountain goats in the La Sal Mountains.
The popularity of Sand Flats Recreation Area continues to grow – so much so that one of its attractions, the Hell’s Revenge 4X4 trail, drew more tourists to the region last year than any others that are not named Arches National Park.
Moab Brand Trails was the first bike trail listed in a recent Department of the Interior press release regarding National Bike Month.
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is asking for the public’s feedback on a new proposal that would simplify the process allowing people to collect, possess and breed non-venomous native reptiles and amphibians caught in the wild, according to DWR spokesperson Faith Jolley.
For those who enjoy fishing in Utah’s beautiful outdoors but aren’t quite sure where to fish, now they can easily find out what anglers are saying about each local body of water.
Four conservation groups have asked a federal judge to block new plans that allow drilling, mining and other activities across 51 million acres of greater sage-grouse habitat in seven western states: Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Nevada, California and Oregon, according to Greta Anderson, deputy director of Western Watersheds Project.
The Bureau of Land Management will hold a two-day meeting of the Bears Ears National Monument Advisory Committee on June 5-6. The public is welcome to attend and observe the meeting at the Hideout Community Center located at 648 South Hideout Way in Monticello. The June 5 meeting is from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. It resumes from 8 a.m. to noon June 6, according to BLM spokesperson Lisa Bryant.
The downside of Moab’s wild popularity as a tourist destination is easy to spot at jam-packed Arches National Park, on the city’s traffic-clogged streets and sidewalks and inside its crowded commercial outlets, but the huge and growing number of visitors also impact the Bureau of Land Management.