Thursday, May 28, 2020

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    Cedar Breaks set to reopen as snow melts, guidelines loosened

    Officials from Cedar Breaks National Monument near Cedar City in southwest Utah said they will reopen facilities such as restrooms and the information center based on federal Opening Up America Again guidelines and in coordination with the state, local public health officials and park partners.

    Arches, Canyonlands to reopen May 29

    Arches and Canyonlands national parks will partially reopen to the public at the end of the month, according to a spokesperson for the parks, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local public health authorities.

    Moab mayor proposes May 29 reopening of parks

    Moab Mayor Emily Niehaus said Wednesday, May 6 that she would send a letter to the National Park Service to support a planned reopening date for Arches and Canyonlands national parks of May 29, an effort to continue “moving forward with our new normal...

    BLM seeks nominations to Bears Ears Advisory Committee

    Cliff formations are captured in this image from Bears Ears National Monument. The Bureau of Land Management seeks nominations for an...

    Stories of Interest

    Cedar City man charged with poaching

    A Cedar City man was recently charged in connection with the illegal killing of a buck deer in 2018, according to Utah...

    BLM seeks comments on changes to Lila Canyon lease

    The Bureau of Land Management Price Field Office has issued the Lila Canyon Mine Draft Environmental Assessment...

    Not all public lands are created equal

    In response to Sen. Mike Lee and the associated headline article in last week’s The Times-Independent edition, “Politicos want Utah to remain a public lands state...

    Mike Lee, SITLA director defend trust’s mission

    If public schools benefit first, where does that leave everyone else? SITLA Director David Ure defends his agency's...

    Politicos want Utah to remain public lands state

    Senators engage in Moab roundtable as activists push for 'public lands in public hands' Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska,...

    Federal agencies reaffirm support of e-bikes on public lands

    They’re already allowed in national parks as of Oct. 1, and now the Department of the Interior has announced its guidance to...

    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.

    Trump announces parks to reopen ‘quickly’; Interior chief says it will happen ‘gradually’

    President Donald Trump said Wednesday that his administration planned to reopen national parks around the country. No details on the timeline for reopening the parks — Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park in particular — were immediately available.

    Census Bureau resumes field operations, will drop off packets at front doors in Utah

    The U.S. Census Bureau, in coordination with federal, state and local health officials, has begun to drop...

    Should BLM regulate bikes and e-bikes independently?

    E-bikes, such as this one offered for rent at Bike Fiend, may soon be regulated separately from regular bikes if a proposed rule change takes effect. The public comment period on the rule change is now open.

    Nominees sought for Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize Advisory Council

    It will focus on endangered species protection, invasive species management, poaching and wildlife trafficking prevention, and nonlethal solutions to human-wildlife conflicts, according to a press release from the department.

    Arches, Canyonlands closed to all park visitors starting Saturday

    A spokesperson for the Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service said Friday that Arches and Canyonlands would be closed to all park visitors starting Saturday, March 28.