In taking three years to craft their blueprint for how public lands should be managed across a large portion of Utah, U.S. Reps. Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz have produced a smoke-and-mirrors view of conservation, one that uses the right language but disguises their true goals in obfuscation and fine print.
Arches National Park
Legislation that addresses the use of 18 million acres of public lands in Utah contains "something for everyone to like, and something for everyone to hate," U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop said Wednesday while publicly releasing the 65-page measure he believes can gain congressional passage this year.
A National Parks Conservation Association campaign launching today is designed to rally public support against threats facing such iconic national parks as Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Grand Canyon with hopes the Obama administration will step up and use the tools and authority it has to protect the parks.
If you've read Part 1 of Rebecca Latson's armchair photography guide to Arches National Park, then you should be all set for a continuation with Part 2 as Rebecca takes you through the rest of the park, showing you places to capture wonderful images from pullouts, paved view areas, along the trail of a popular hike and even from a campground.
With a week left in the current fiscal year, and Congress seemingly unable to come to terms on how to fund the federal government, efforts are under way within the Interior Department, and National Park Service, to prepare for a government shutdown next week.npca-pres-pre-shutdown-house-senate-letter-9-23-15.pdf
As wondrous and mesmerizing as slot canyons in southern Utah and northern Arizona can be, they can be even more deadly, as last week's tragedy at Zion National Park underscores.
There are national park units long-accepted for their fall colors, and then there are the surprising destinations that brighten up the landscape. Here are a handful of them for your consideration.
Planning a visit to Arches National Park? Photographer Rebecca Latson provides an "armchair" guide to capturing amazing images beyond the standard arch formations, with no more effort than getting out of your car and setting up your tripod.
Spend any time deep in the heart of Canyonlands National Park in southeastern Utah and you'll know the park has some of the darkest night skies you've seen. Now the International Dark-Sky Association has made that fact official by recognizing the park for its dark night skies.
It's going to cost you a bit more to visit Arches and Canyonlands national parks in Utah beginning in October, when higher entrance, campground, and interpretive fees kick in.