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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.

It's Up In The Air: Conservation, Preservation and Protection of Eastern Utah's Cultural Resources on a Grand Scale May 26, 2016
It's Up In The Air: Conservation, Preservation and Protection of Eastern Utah's Cultural Resources on a Grand Scale
Jody Patterson
Balloons, kites, helicopters, and airplanes have been used to study archaeological sites and cultural landscapes since they first took to the air. Today’s technologies (airplanes, drones, small sensors, and GIS) and public citizen advocacy frameworks (citizen science and public-benefit flying) provide unprecedented opportunities take cultural resource preservation to a whole new height (pun intended). The combination of the citizen science movement, public-benefit flying, low-cost aerial technologies, and open source software can be combined to generate nearly real-time monitoring and data collection aimed at historic preservation in remote areas. This presentation will introduce these movements and technologies and discuss how to implement an aerial site stewardship program in eastern Utah based on their frameworks.

CANCELLED - Cliff Dwellings Speak - Deciphering the Ancient Cliff Dwellings of the American Southwest June 02, 2016
CANCELLED - Cliff Dwellings Speak - Deciphering the Ancient Cliff Dwellings of the American Southwest
Beth & Bill Sagstetter
Have you ever scrambled up a steep cliff to a cliff dwelling only to be disappointed when you finally arrived? Did it seem inscrutable and mute? It did to us for many years. After 40 years of researching and exploring cliff dwellings we discovered some little-known techniques for unraveling the mysteries of these ancient ruins, and we would like to share them with you. New and updated information!

Dead Horse Point State Park Night Sky June 09, 2016
Dead Horse Point State Park Night Sky
Crystal White
With the Colorado Plateau being home to some of the darkest night skies in the United States, it is no wonder Dead Horse Point State Park has become a hot spot for viewing, and photographing the night sky. Join Ranger Crystal White, Assistant Manager/Night Sky Ranger at Dead Horse Point State Park, and learn more about the Park's quest to become an International Dark Sky Park, its committed to protecting natural darkness, and educating those that visit on the importance of dark skies.

Noxious Weeds June 16, 2016
Noxious Weeds
Tim Higgs
The Utah Noxious Weed list this past year has gone from 27 weeds to 54. They have changed from an A,B, and C weeds to class 1A, 1B, 2, 3, and Class 4. Tim will present what new and old weeds that are listed and what they look like. The Giant Reed or Arundo danax is the one that residents and visitors should be aware of. This plant is a Class 1B weed which is for early detection and rapid response.

July 14, 2016
Conservation of Unique Desert Fishes
Utah Division of Wildlife
More info coming soon....

Respect and Protect Public Awareness Campaign August 04, 2016
Respect and Protect Public Awareness Campaign
Ashley Losey & Dianne Olson
Join BLM and Tread Lightly for the Moab kick-off of Respect and Protect, our cultural resources public awareness campaign. The goal of this campaign is to heighten appreciation of archaeological and paleontological sites and help people enjoy these sites responsibly. Ashley and Dianne will share the campaign’s key messages and how the message will be deployed locally and across the state. Find out about the campaign and how you can help "Respect and Protect".

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