By state law, DWR officials are authorized to conduct administrative checkpoints on various roadways throughout the year to help prevent the spread of quagga mussels. These are different than mandatory inspection stations at bodies of water and other areas because all vehicles — not just those transporting watercraft — will be directed off the road.
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.
City employees Sascha Steinberg, front, Makeda Barkley and Rhett Grosskreuz paint flowers at the crosswalk at Center Street and 200 East on May 14. This is the first of perhaps several crosswalk murals they will paint. Steinberg said she wanted her design to be easy enough for people to paint. “It’s something happy and cool and everyone likes flowers,” she said. Photo by Doug McMurdo
The Bureau of Land Management on Monday announced that it is seeking public nominations for three citizens’ advisory councils affiliated with specific sites on the BLM’s National Conservation Lands. One of them is the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument advisory committee.
This rock monolith is one of the Three Penguins in Arches National Park, with its two friends standing behind it from this view. They stand together in the snow after holiday storms blanketed the area.
Park officials plan to burn piles of dead vegetation in Salt Valley Wash at Arches National Park beginning Monday, Nov. 11. Burns might occur throughout November, December and January as conditions allow, according to park officials.
With the wind out of the sails of an initiative to manage traffic at Arches National Park via a reservation system, visitors next year might face the same levels of traffic they had this season, and if trends hold, worse.
With the potential for even more visitors now that e-bikes and ATVs and UTVs are now allowed, the National Park Service will resume its public outreach efforts regarding how to address traffic congestion at Arches at a meeting from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Grand Center, 182 North 400 West.
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and administrative changes made at the Kanab Field Office and other key issues are on the agenda Oct. 29-30 when the Bureau of Land Management Resource Advisory Council for Utah meets at the John Wesley Powell Museum in Green River.