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2011-04-15 10:00:00

Pew report maps 10 national treasures jeopardized by 1872 law WASHINGTON, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Obama administration considers whether to put federal land surrounding Grand Canyon National Park off limits to future mining claims, a report by the Pew Environment Group shows many national parks and landmarks are in jeopardy due to a dramatic increase in gold, uranium and other hardrock claims. The report calls on the Obama administration on the eve of National...

2011-04-13 00:00:29

Explore A Utah Slot Canyon With a Local Wildlife Biologist Springdale, UT (Vocus/PRWEB) April 12, 2011 With the Federal Government still in operation, America's National Parks are hot on travelers' bucket lists, and none more than Zion National Park. After the buzz created by the movie 127 Hours, tour operators have jumped to provide creative ways to explore the spectacular rock playgrounds of southern Utah. Sol Fitness Adventures is the only company that offers a backbacking trip near Zion...

2011-03-21 18:27:00

Jarvis Application of Consistently Applied NPS Ban on Major Sporting Events Upholds Sanctity of Colorado National Monument, Other National Parks; Bad Precedent Seen if Parks Are Opened Up as Sites for Major Commercialization That Is Inconsistent With Mission of Preserving Unspoiled Outdoors TUCSON, Ariz., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement was issued today by Rick Smith, a former superintendent at Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks and an...

2011-02-17 17:05:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jane Danowitz, U.S. public lands director for the Pew Environment Group, issued the following statement today in reaction to a range of U.S. Interior Department proposals to withdraw areas around Grand Canyon National Park from new mining claims. "The clock is ticking, and we're looking to the Obama Administration to make a call that will safeguard Grand Canyon National Park long term from new mining around its borders. We urge the...

2011-02-03 09:15:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GWS Technologies, Inc. (Pink Sheets: GWSC) announced today that it has begun design and engineering on a proposed 1500 acre commercial wind and solar farm under development on the Colorado Plateau northeast of Flagstaff, Arizona. Phase I of the project consists of wind turbines and solar panels combining wind and solar generating capability which will allow electrical generation during almost any weather conditions and mitigate spikes in...

2010-10-04 22:31:58

Geologists have found evidence that some 55 million years ago a river as big as the modern Colorado flowed through Arizona into Utah in the opposite direction from the present-day river. Writing in the October issue of the journal Geology, they have named this ancient northeastward-flowing river the California River, after its inferred source in the Mojave region of southern California. Lead author Steven Davis, a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Global Ecology at the Carnegie...

2010-09-13 13:34:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Join the United States Mint and the National Park Service Tuesday, September 21 at 1:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST), for the official launch of the Grand Canyon National Park commemorative quarter-dollar. The ceremony will take place on the scenic South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park between Hopi House and Verkamp's Visitor Center. Those planning to attend are strongly encouraged to park in one of the lots at the Grand Canyon...

2010-06-16 14:00:00

GRAND CANYON, Ariz., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Nigel Turner, owner of Grand Canyon Ranch has introduced wild Bison on his private guest ranch, located at the West Rim of the Grand Canyon (www.grandcanyonranch.com). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100616/LA21824) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100616/LA21824) "This is an incredible opportunity for visitors from all over the globe to experience an escorted horseback or horse-drawn wagon "safari" to get 'up close...

2010-04-15 10:48:00

May 18th field trip supported by Eccles Foundation will highlight unique park through LIVE broadcasts, lesson plans and interactive Web site Teachers invited to register now for FREE program at www.brycecanyoneft.org WASHINGTON, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Park Foundation is inviting schools across the country to explore the unique geological and paleontological resources of Utah's Bryce Canyon National Park in an Electronic Field Trip (EFT) on Tuesday, May 18th,...

2009-11-05 12:44:00

Pew ad calls on Congress to support bill to make ban on mining near park permanent WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After nearly 100,000 members of the public called for protecting the Grand Canyon from mining, a Pew Environment Group ad (http://www.pewminingreform.org/pdf/WishAd.pdf) today urged Congress to support legislation that would permanently ban new mining claims on public lands surrounding the park. Under the antiquated mining law of 1872, more than one thousand...


Latest Colorado Plateau Reference Libraries

Ashley National Forest
2013-11-21 09:50:52

Ashley National Forest is a National Forest found in northeastern Utah and southwestern Wyoming. Within the boundaries of this forest are 1,382,346 acres in Utah and 96,223 acres in Wyoming of vast forests, lakes, and mountains with elevations ranging from 6,000 to 13,500 feet. It covers portions of Daggett, Summit, Uintah, Duchesne, and Utah counties in Utah and Sweetwater County in Wyoming. Some of the most popular landmarks in this forest include the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area...

Mogollon Monster
2013-09-27 09:52:25

The Mogollon Monster is a Bigfoot-type creature claimed to inhabit central and eastern Arizona along the Mogollon Rim. It is said to be nocturnal and omnivorous and very territorial. It walks with wide strides leaving 22-inch footprints. The creature has also been alleged to mimic birds, coyotes, and other wildlife, and will also make whistling sounds. It builds its nest out of pine needles, twigs, and leaves. It is also said that it will throw stones from a hidden location. Its feeding...

Bryce Canyon National Park
2013-04-17 23:38:39

Bryce Canyon National Park is located in the southwestern portion of Utah in the United States. The park holds 35,835 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native American tribes like the Basketmaker Anasazi and the Paiute Indians. The first explorers of European and American ancestry visited the area in the 18th and 19th centuries. Many explorers searched the area for viable farming and ranching grounds. A scientific expedition traveled into the area in 1872, led by John Wesley Powell....

Zion National Park
2013-04-17 14:54:52

Zion National Park is located near Springdale, Utah in the southwestern United States. The park holds 146,597 acres of protect land that was once inhabited by Native American tribes like the Parowan Fremont and Basketmaker Anasazi tribes. The Mormons were the first people of European ancestry to inhabit the area and in 1863, Isaac Behunin, the man who is credited with naming the area, moved into Zion Canyon. This canyon spans across 229 square miles and was used for farming and ranching by...

Canyonlands National Park
2013-04-17 14:13:50

Canyonlands National Park is located in southern Utah in the United Sates. It occurs near the city of Moab and is divided into four distinct areas. These areas are comprised of the Green River and Colorado Rivers and their tributaries, the Needles, the Island in the Sky, and the Maze. The park holds 337,598 acres of protected land and was established in 1964. The four areas of Canyonland National Park, sometimes considered only three areas, are all different although they hold a similar...

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