Zion National Park and the Zion National Park Foundation have finalized the dates, event locations, and artists for the 2017 Plein Air Art Invitational. The week-long event is to start on Monday, November 6, and culminate on Saturday, November 11, with the “Art-In-The-Park” Paint Out and Silent Auction event held on the grounds of the Zion Lodge.
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A hiring freeze implemented by the Trump administration that has been slow to thaw has forced Zion National Park officials in Utah to delay the usual extension of operating hours for the Zion Canyon Visitor Center and Human History Museum until month's end.
Lanes entering Zion National Park’s South Entrance will be closed for 15 minute intervals between 7 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 4, and Wednesday, April 5, to prepare for moving the South Entrance Monument in order to accommodate more entrance lanes going forward.
There should be little doubt that the National Park Service's Find Your Park campaign for its centennial in 2016 was a resounding success, with overall visitation up nearly 8 percent to 331 million, setting a record for the third consecutive year. But those visitation levels are having adverse impacts on both park resources and the national park experience in some corners of the National Park System.
An unidentified man apparently fell to his death in Zion National Park in Utah while hiking in the area of Angels Landing, officials said Friday.
Climbing routes on cliffs used by nesting Peregrine Falcons in Zion National Park in Utah have been temporarily closed to protect these birds, which are in recovery from “endangered species” status.
As wondrous as the National Park System is, it holds wild and rugged settings that, frankly, can kill you if you're not prepared. That point is clearly driven home in The Kolob Tragedy: The Lost Tale Of A Canyoneering Calamity, which recounts the missteps of a fatal trip through the backcountry of Zion National Park in Utah.
Public comments on a proposal for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to put up for auction oil and gas leases near Zion National Park will be accepted for an additional month, through March 9, at the request of the National Park Service and other interested parties.
While the National Park Service has received guidance on hiring seasonal workers for the coming year, the continued hold on permanent hiring is leaving some parks without key positions.
Just two weeks into the Trump administration, one pledged to pursue a vigorous energy development course, Zion National Park officials find themselves in a bind over how to react to proposals to allow oil and gas exploration within a mile of the park.