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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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November 25, 2015
Winners of the 2015 Canyon Country Photo Contest Selected
1st Place - Delicate Arch Sunset by Esteban Azevedo. 2nd Place goes to Needles Sunrise by David Crews.

November 05, 2015
Last MIC Lecture of 2015!
Katrina Lund will share her experiences as the 2015 Community Artist in the Parks. Free lecture will be on Nov. 5 at 6pm at the Moab Information Center.

October 22, 2015
MIC Lecture - Birds in Ancestral Pueblo Rock Art and Culture by Sally Cole
Free MIC lecture, Oct. 22 at 6 pm.Learn about rock art images of birds in the Four Corners region from about 1000-400 BC and AD 1700 and the complex relationships between Puebloan peoples and birds over time.

September 24, 2015
MIC Lecture: Re-excavating the Past: New Work with Ancient Textiles, Baskets, Wood, and Hides from Southeastern Utah: A CNHA Discovery Pool Project
Textile expert Laurie Webster will discuss the fascinating histories of some remarkable 1000 - 2000-year-old textiles, baskets, sandals, and other perishable artifacts. Thurs., 9/24 at 6 pm at the Moab Information Center. Corner of Main & Center St.

September 15, 2015
MIC Lecture: STARS!
Join Seth Jarvis, Director of the Clark Planetarium, as he takes us on a journey through the stars! Thurs. 9/17 at 6 pm. Moab Information Center, corner of Center & Main St.

August 31, 2015
Canyonlands National Park Named International Dark Sky Park
The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) has granted Gold-Tier International Dark Sky Park status to Canyonlands National Park, an honor reserved for the darkest of dark skies and the most stunning of starscapes.

August 27, 2015
MIC Lecture: Telling the Tell
Free MIC lecture: Thu. Aug 27 at 6 pm. Join Don Montoya as he presents a Native American oral narrative accompanied by Karen Clark, Lakota Way Practitioner. Oral tradition is cultural knowledge transmitted orally from one generation to another.

August 24, 2015
Celebrate the National Park Service's 99th Birthday with Free Admission to National Parks on August 25th
The National Park Service's 99th birthday tomorrow, August 25, 2015. In celebration, all National Park units will be free admission.

August 20, 2015
MIC Lecture: San Juan Red Ware Pottery Production and Exchange
Join Jim Allison for his talk at the MIC on 8/20 at 6 pm. Red ware pottery exchange linked Ancestral Pueblo people across the region through complex networks of interaction that cross-cut apparent differences among social groups.

August 11, 2015
Day-Use Permits Now Required for Elephant Hill and White Rim Roads
The National Park Service has announced that permits will be required for all motor vehicle and bicycle day use on the White Rim and Elephant Hill roads in Canyonlands National Park beginning September 1, 2015.

July 02, 2015
Needles Outpost Closed Indefinitely
If you are heading to the Needles District in Canyonlands, note that the nearest gas & supplies are now in Monticello (48 miles) or Moab (74 miles). Go well-prepared with anything you might need.

June 03, 2015
Community Artist in the Parks Schedule for June 2015
Join Community Artist in the Park, Katrina Lund as she sketches in Canyonlands National Park during June.

May 05, 2015
Arches National Park Resumes Temporary Closure of Climbing Routes
With the return of spring, many climbing routes or features inside Arches National Park again have been temporarily closed to rock climbing to protect sensitive wildlife species.

April 13, 2015
Katrina Lund, 2015 Community Artist in the Parks Schedule of Events
Katrina Lund will be in Arches and Canyonlands Parks sketching and painting over the next few months. Come meet Katrina and if you want to, you can even sketch with her!

February 18, 2015
Delicate Arch / Wolfe Ranch Parking Lot Construction Project to Begin in Arches National Park
Phase one of at the Delicate Arch/Wolfe Ranch trailhead parking lot is scheduled to begin March 2, 2015 and last through April 2015. The trailhead will remain open with limited parking Monday through Thursday and be fully open Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

February 02, 2015
2015 Community Artist Announced
The National Park Service's Southeast Utah Group (Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments) is pleased to announce that Katrina Lund has been selected as the 2015 Community Artist in the Parks (CAIP).

January 16, 2015
Arches and Canyonlands National Parks Seek Public Input on Proposed Fee Increases and Congestion Management Strategies
The National Park Service is seeking public comment on a proposal to raise entrance, campground, and Fiery Furnace fees at Arches and Canyonlands national parks, as well as input regarding strategies to manage vehicle congestion.


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