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    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 This rendering by artist Julius Csotonyi graces the cover of a...

    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...

    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

    This is one of 51 bighorn sheep moved from Nevada to Utah’s Mineral Mountains near Beaver. Photo courtesy of Utah Division...

    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

    Marlene Huckabay gazes out her window onto her back yard and an undeveloped parcel of land. Huckabay said she is not...

    Dead Horse Point: Mysteries obscure name of popular state park

    Competing legends have obscured the meaning behind the name of Dead Horse Point – if ever there was a rhyme or...

    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...

    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.

    Feds commit millions to support big game in the West

    Grants benefit elk, deer, pronghorn in 11 states A pronghorn grazes on Antelope Island. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons

    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.

    DWR proposes changes to upland game hunting season dates

    The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has made serious changes to hunting and boating regulations.

    Utah wildlife board OKs decrease in deer hunts

    The Utah Wildlife Board approved a decrease in the number of general-season permits for the 2020 deer hunt during an April 29 virtual board meeting, according to a statement form the board.