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2014-05-31 23:07:23

Naturalist Journeys, a top nature and birding tour company, is proud to announce their Grand Canyon Adventure and California Condor tour, running September 23-30, 2014. On this professionally guided eco-tour, travelers will have the rare opportunity to observe the release of a group of California Condors into the wild. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) May 31, 2014 Naturalist Journeys’ partnership to present a guided tour of the Grand Canyon California Condor release area with the Nature and...

2014-05-29 08:23:08

MOAB, Utah, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This news is being distributed today by Public Land Solutions: Public lands are big business in Moab. Two of the nation's most iconic national parks - Arches and Canyonlands - and the surrounding public lands bring in hundreds of thousands of visitors to Grand County, Utah each year generating tens of millions of dollars in tourism and outdoor recreation related activities. In 2012, for example, visitors spent $125.7 million in...

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...

2008-09-16 00:00:09

By BEAVERCREEK R&R DIANA BLOWERS Whatever the season or weather, there are people on the trails and in the nature center at the Narrows Nature Reserve at 2575 Indian Ripple Road. Greene County Parks' 162-acre reserve, which includes more than four miles of trails, is the venue for a variety of special programs and hikes, most of which are free. One such free hike is the upcoming Monarch Butterfly Intro & Tagging at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14. Monarchs, one of...

2008-08-14 09:00:39

By Associated Press Officials have dropped campfire restrictions throughout Utah. Officials with the federal, state and tribal agencies that govern fire use say recent rainfall and expected monsoonal moisture have reduced the threat of wild fires. While the risk is lower, officials are urging caution. The potential for wildfire was underscored by a 2-acre fire that broke out Sunday in the remote Kolob Canyons area of Zion National Park. Wildfires resulting from escaped campfires...

2008-08-13 18:00:23

A wildfire burning in northern Utah is expected to be contained by the end of the week. The Devil's fire has been pushed by strong winds, but firefighters have managed to get on top of it. By Tuesday, the 1,588- acre fire burning in Box Elder County was declared about 70 percent contained. "The weather's been a lot better," said LaCee Bartholomew with the Bureau of Land Management. The fire is expected to be contained by Thursday. It was sparked Sunday by lightning storms that moved over...

2008-08-12 09:01:00

New wildfires are burning across the state as firefighters managed to contain old ones. An 800-acre wildfire was burning in Box Elder County on Monday. The Devil's fire was sparked on Sunday by lightning storms that moved across the area. It is burning in steep, rocky terrain but is not threatening anything, the Bureau of Land Management said. The fire was about 60 percent contained Monday with planes, helicopters and numerous ground crews being brought in to fight the fire. In southern...

2008-06-19 09:00:28

CONDOR VIEWING DAY It will be possible to see one of the world's largest and rarest birds this month. On Saturday, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources will hold a California condor viewing event. The Day of the Condor event is free and runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lava Point near Kolob Reservoir in southwestern Utah. Biologists from the DWR, the National Park Service and the Peregrine Fund will be available to answer questions, distribute information and help locate the condors....


Latest Zion National Park Reference Libraries

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...

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