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Stay up-to-date on what’s happening with the parks and public lands in the Moab area and southeastern Utah. Check back often to stay connected with the lands you love.
  • Fire Danger Prompts Increased Fire Restrictions in Southeastern Utah
    SE Utah Fire Restrictions increased Southeastern Utah is experiencing hazardous fire conditions due to prolonged drought and extremely dry vegetation. Weather forecasts and wildland fire prediction models point to increased fire danger. As a result, fire restrictions have been increased by all public land agencies. Among the restrictions are that no campfires (wood or charcoal) anywhere including designated campgrounds, but liquid fuel stoves using petroleum or liquid propane gas (LPG) products will still be allowedRead More
  • Corona Arch Trail Designated a National Recreation Trail
    Corona Arch - Photo by Bob Wick BLM

    U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke recently designated 19 national recreation trails in 17 states including the Corona Arch Trail, managed by the Bureau of Land Management Utah, near Moab, Utah. “By designating these new national trails, we acknowledge the efforts of local communities to provide outdoor recreational opportunities that can be enjoyed by everyone,” said Secretary Zinke. “

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  • Delicate Arch in Arches National Park

    A National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 1.5 million visitors to Arches National Park in 2017 spent $182 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 2,869 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $241 million. The same report shows the 742,000 visitors to Canyonlands National Park spent $44 million, supported 640 local jobs, and produced $52 million in cumulative benefit to the local economy.

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  • Hanksville-Burpee Dinosaur Quarry Tours
    Hanksville-Burpee Dinosaur Quarry

    Burpee Museum Education Staff will lead tours of the excavations at the Hanksville-Burpee Dinosaur Quarry on May 21 - 26, and June 4 - 9, at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm each day. The focus will be on introducing youth to an active dinosaur excavation site, the geology of the area, and paleontology of the latest Jurassic period of Utah. Tour group size is limited to 25 people on a first come, first served basis.

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  • BLM Proposes Increase in Recreation Fees
    BLM campsite near Moab

    The Bureau of Land Management released five draft recreation business plans that include proposals to increase fees at sites within the Cedar City, Moab, Monticello, Salt Lake, and Vernal Field Offices. Fees include campgrounds, day-use sites and specialized off-highway vehicle areas. Recreation fees are used to maintain necessary infrastructure, such as fire rings, picnic tables, and outhouses, within the field office where the fees are collected. The comment period is open through May 11, 2018.

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  • Corona Arch Vandalized
    Corona Arch - BLM photo

    An Idaho man inscribed graffiti into Corona Arch, located outside Moab, Utah, and then posted a photo of it online. Thanks to eyewitnesses who reported his action, the man was identified. He has since apologized but may face charges for the act.

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  • NPS Announces Modest Fee Increases for 117 Parks
    Your Fee Dollars at Work

    In response to public comments on a fee proposal released in October 2017, the National Park Service announces a modest increase in entrance fees at 117 national parks. The additional revenue will be used to address the $11.6 billion in deferred maintenance across the park system. On June 1, 2018, fees at Arches & Canyonlands National Parks will increase to: Annual Pass: $55; Per Vehicle: $30; Per Person (walk-in): $15; Motorcycle: $25.

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  • BLM Hosting Public Scoping Meetings for Bears Ears National Monument

    The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will host two public scoping meetings as part of the ongoing land use planning for Bears Ears National Monument (BENM). The public is encouraged to help identify any issues, management questions, or concerns that should be addressed in the planning process.

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  • Hovenweep and Natural Bridges Fees to increase on April 1, 2018
    Natural Bridges National Monument Entrance and campground fees at Natural Bridges National Monument and camping fees at Hovenweep National Monument will increase on April 1, 2018. Entrance fees for Natural Bridges will be $15 per vehicle, $10 for motorcycles, and $7 for entrance by foot or bike.Read More
  • Kane Gulch Ranger Station Opens for the Spring Season
    Kane Gulch Ranger Station

    The Kane Gulch Ranger Station, located near the Bears Ears National Monument is open during the busy spring and fall seasons during the morning hours only. Rangers can answer questions about the area and Day, Week, and Annual Day Use Permits and Overnight Permits are also available there.

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