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About CNHA

Canyonlands Natural History Association is a nonprofit organization established to assist the scientific and educational efforts of the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, and the USDA Forest Service in southeast Utah.

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Moab Information Center

Moab's Official Information Center!

Make the Moab Visitor Information Center (MIC) your first stop when you arrive in Moab for current information, maps, guides, books, and more.

Conveniently located on the corner of Main & Center Street, the MIC's friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to help with information on services and recreational opportunities throughout SE Utah.

The MIC offers:
Current weather and road information
Information about hotels, restaurants, tours operators, shuttles, and other services for travelers
Interpretive displays
Gift shop featuring guide books, maps, videos, CD-ROMs, postcards, and much more
Clean restrooms

Winter hours: Sun & Mon 9am-5pm, Tues 1pm-5pm; Wed 9am-2pm, Thurs thruough Sat 9am-5pm; the Center is open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The MIC is a multi-agency facility operated by CNHA. MIC partners are: The Grand County Travel Council, US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service.

MIC Lecture Series
All talks begin at 6:00 p.m. (unless noted otherwise) and are FREE to the public.

Paleontological Discoveries at Comb Ridge, Utah March 31, 2016
Paleontological Discoveries at Comb Ridge, Utah
Robert Gay
Join paleontologist Robert Gay, who works with high school students exploring the Comb Ridge, UT area, as he presents recent paleontological discoveries. This area has received little attention from the paleontology community over the years but may hold the key to linking places like the Petrified Forest and Ghost Ranch (further south on the Colorado Plateau), to rich fossil sites in and around Moab. This time in Earth’s history, 220 million years ago, chronicles the rise of dinosaurs. Strange varieties of plant-eating crocodile-like reptiles roamed the globe while crocodiles mimics 25 feet long and killer salamander-like amphibians stalked the swamps. The Triassic Period was a great period of experimentation for life on Earth and Comb Ridge provides a unique slice of that time. This work was funded in part by a Canyonlands Natural History Association Discovery Pool Grant.

April 07, 2016
Wildflowers that are Planimals
Joel Tuhy
Planimals are plants that are named for animals ~ they are plants with an animal reference in their plant name. Many Planimals grow naturally in Utah, in the deserts and mountains near Moab, and farther away. Intrigued? Want to know more? Come join Joel as he shows us lots of Utah Planimals!

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