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Moab Area Public Land News

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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.
  • Man Pleads Guilty to Defacing Corona Arch; Agrees to Pay Fine And Restitution
    Corona Arch - BLM photo by Bob Wick An Idaho man pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charging him with defacing Corona Arch by scratching graffiti into the rock. As a part of the plea agreement, Ryan Bird Andersen, age 45, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, agreed to pay the maximum fine of $1,000, full restitution of $858.32 to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and a processing fee of $30.Read More
  • Fire Restrictions Rescinded in Southeastern Utah
    BLM campground near Moab As a result of late summer rains and slightly cooler temperatures, on September 5, 2018, the Bureau of Land Management, United States Forest Service, National Park Service, and State of Utah have lifted fire restriction orders in the following areas....Read More
  • Cutthroat Unit of Hovenweep Closed Temporarily
    Cutthroat Unit at Hovenweep National Monument Due to physical security issues related to the access of the Cutthroat Unit at Hovenweep National Monument, the unit has been closed temporarily to public access. For more information, contact the Park: (970) 562-4282 ext. 10.Read More
  • Panorama Point to Close Weekdays through October for Construction
    View from Panorama Point in Arches National Park

    The National Park Service will temporarily close Panorama Point at Arches National Park beginning the week of August 13, 2018, for a construction project. The viewpoint will be closed Monday through Thursday weekly, possibly through the end of October.

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  • Work Continues on Arches Traffic Management Plan
    Arches entrance traffic cam

    Arches National Park continues to work on a Traffic Congestion Management Plan (TCMP) to address vehicle traffic and parking congestion problems that affect visitor access, visitor enjoyment, and resource conditions. The TCMP proposes a reservation system for entrance during high-visitation season and peak visitation hours.Read More

  • 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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