CANYONLANDS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CANYONLANDS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 10 fun tidbits about Canyonlands on its birthday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58406591-223/canyonlands-park-http-sltrib.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58406591-223/canyonlands-park-http-sltrib.html.csp">10 fun tidbits about Canyonlands on its birthday</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T14:57:32.432-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 02:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Canyonlands National Park celebrates its 50th birthday Friday, so we’re taking a look at the Utah gem. President Lyndon B. Johnson made Canyonlands the 31st national park Sept. 12, 1964. If you're ready for a snooze, try following the congressional act that created the park, which contains pages of the exact boundaries of the park. Here's a copy of the act. And now, on to 10 interesting tidbits about the park. &lt;freeform&gt; &lt;img src=”http://local.sltrib.com/online/canyonlands/header.png” w...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58406591@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:57:32 MDT Meet four champions of Canyonlands http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58364997-78/park-national-canyonlands-wilson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58364997-78/park-national-canyonlands-wilson.html.csp">Meet four champions of Canyonlands</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By brett prettyman</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T10:14:01.642-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 10:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Canyonlands National Park • A park superintendent, a national politician, a local guide. Bates Wilson, Stewart Udall and Kent Frost played vital roles in the creation of Canyonlands National Park, overseen today by Superintendent Kate Cannon. The park received its official designation Sept. 12, 1964, when President Lyndon Johnson made it the 31st national park in the United States. To mark its 50th anniversary, meet these four champions of the rugged, remote park in southeastern Utah. Th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58364997@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 10:14:01 MDT A Look Back: Historic images of Canyonlands National Park http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58403967-78/scenic-canyonlands-park-images.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58403967-78/scenic-canyonlands-park-images.html.csp">A Look Back: Historic images of Canyonlands National Park</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T14:16:02.134-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 02:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Each Friday, the Salt Lake Tribune presents historical images in a special series called "A Look Back." This week’s installment features photos of Canyonlands National Park as the area looked in the 1940s and 1950s. Canyonlands became a park on Sept. 12, 1964. Every gallery of the series is available at www.sltrib.com/topics/lookback.</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58403967@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:16:02 MDT Utah delegation ‘proud’ of Canyonlands, but urges against monument http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58403767-90/anniversary-area-canyonlands-delegation.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58403767-90/anniversary-area-canyonlands-delegation.html.csp">Utah delegation ‘proud’ of Canyonlands, but urges against monument</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T22:58:27.728-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 10:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • While celebrating the creation of Canyonlands National Park on its 50-year anniversary, Republican members of Congress from Utah urged President Barack Obama and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell in a letter Thursday not to expand the park and to let state and local leaders decide on how to protect the area around it. Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee and Reps. Rob Bishop, Jason Chaffetz and Chris Stewart say Canyonlands is a jewel and standing on its cliffs enjoying the vistas “puts lif...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58403767@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:58:27 MDT Canyonlands: An unfinished conservation struggle http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58369553-78/canyonlands-park-national-monument.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58369553-78/canyonlands-park-national-monument.html.csp">Canyonlands: An unfinished conservation struggle</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T07:51:14.197-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 07:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The journey from the Upheaval Dome trailhead to the Green River passes through 100 million years of the Earth’s history, beginning with Jurassic-era Navajo Sandstone and winding down to the 250 million-year-old White Rim that forms the ledge over the park’s inner canyons. The intriguing geological puzzle — did a meteor impact from above create the crater, or a gradual uplift from below? — is inside Canyonlands National Park, created 50 years ago this week. But the view across the Green River, li...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58369553@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 07:51:14 MDT Jim Dabakis: By compromise or executive order, Greater Canyonlands needs protection http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309632-82/canyonlands-greater-utah-national.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309632-82/canyonlands-greater-utah-national.html.csp">Jim Dabakis: By compromise or executive order, Greater Canyonlands needs protection</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">BY JIM DABAKIS</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T18:32:38.809-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 06:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Edward Abbey called Utah’s Canyonlands area “the most weird, wonderful, magical place on earth — there is nothing else like it anywhere.” He was right. Two hundred and ninety million years in the making, this pristine land is the soul of America. Its solace and tranquility refresh those who come to its well. At 1.4 million acres, Greater Canyonlands (including Canyonlands National Park’s 337,598 acres) is the largest roadless property in America outside of Alaska. It is a unique ecosystem unlik...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58309632@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:32:38 MDT Arches, Canyonlands national parks ban drones http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58310408-78/parks-national-drones-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58310408-78/parks-national-drones-utah.html.csp">Arches, Canyonlands national parks ban drones</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T16:23:28.708-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 04:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City • Drones are now officially banned in Arches and Canyonlands national parks in southeastern Utah. Kevin Moore, acting chief ranger for the two parks, says the unmanned aircrafts disrupt wildlife and are an intrusion on visitors looking for tranquility. They have seen an increase in use of drones in the last two years. In June, National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis directed all parks to take steps to prohibit the use of the increasingly popular aircraft that are often used...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58310408@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:23:28 MDT What are your favorite Canyonlands National Park memories? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58297454-78/park-canyonlands-national-favorite.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58297454-78/park-canyonlands-national-favorite.html.csp">What are your favorite Canyonlands National Park memories?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brett Prettyman</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T15:03:07.306-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 03:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Canyonlands National Park in southeastern Utah is celebrating its 50th anniversary as a national park Sept. 12, 2014. The Salt Lake Tribune is asking people from Utah and across the world to share their favorite stories and pictures of the park for a story and online package. Email your high resolution images with proper identification and credit and stories to outdoors@sltrib.com with the subject “Canyonlands 50,” which we may include as part of our celebration coverage.</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58297454@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:03:07 MDT Trib Talk: A new national monument in southern Utah? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58285543-231/utah-com-monument-national.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58285543-231/utah-com-monument-national.html.csp">Trib Talk: A new national monument in southern Utah?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-12T13:12:41.372-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 01:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A letter by 14 senators urges President Barack Obama to designate 1.8 million acres in southeastern Utah as a new national monument, an idea that environmentalists embrace while Utah’s congressional delegation and many rural leaders oppose. On Tuesday at 12:15 p.m., San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman, Gov. Gary Herbert’s spokesman Marty Carpenter, Utah Sierra Club’s Mark Clemens and Tribune reporter Matt Canham join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to discuss the Greater Canyonlands National Monument...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58285543@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:12:41 MDT Editorial: Greater Canyonlands: right idea, wrong method http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58251549-82/monument-president-national-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58251549-82/monument-president-national-utah.html.csp">Editorial: Greater Canyonlands: right idea, wrong method</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-04T10:27:26.577-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 10:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It may be more a question of when than if President Obama will wave his presidential scepter and create a new national monument in southern Utah. If he does, it will be a good end but a bad means. When the president created the half-million-acre Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in New Mexico in May, he said he wasn’t done using the 1906 Antiquities Act, which grants him the power to create monuments without any role or input from either Congress or the states. And now 14 Democrat...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58251549@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 10:27:26 MDT Letter: Opposition to Canyonlands expansion is disgusting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58250845-82/canyonlands-create-obama-representatives.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58250845-82/canyonlands-create-obama-representatives.html.csp">Letter: Opposition to Canyonlands expansion is disgusting</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-01T16:43:02.133-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 04:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">After reading the article (“14 senators want Obama to create national monument in Utah,” July 31) about possibly expanding Canyonlands and the reaction of the supposed representatives from Utah, I am even more ashamed of them than usual. Especially Orrin Hatch, who is quoted as saying he is discouraged that members of Congress who don’t live here want to protect this amazing state. Well, to me it is discouraging and disgusting that our own representatives who actually live here and know what a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58250845@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:43:02 MDT 14 senators want Obama to create national monument in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58242954-90/bishop-canyonlands-create-greater.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58242954-90/bishop-canyonlands-create-greater.html.csp">14 senators want Obama to create national monument in Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matt canham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T12:30:35.278-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 12:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Fourteen liberal senators sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Wednesday urging him to create a new national monument in southeastern Utah forever protecting redrock mesas, ancient cliff dwellings and a hunting site that’s 12,000 years old. The letter is sure to irritate Utah’s members of Congress, who have attempted to curtail the president’s power to set aside such land and oppose a new Greater Canyonlands National Monument, which would block oil and gas drilling and other uses on 1.8 mi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58242954@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:30:35 MDT Health professionals urge Obama to create Greater Canyonlands monument http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58211637-78/canyonlands-greater-national-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58211637-78/canyonlands-greater-national-health.html.csp">Health professionals urge Obama to create Greater Canyonlands monument</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kristen moulton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T22:10:18.474-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 10:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah health professionals are adding their voices to the clamor for President Barack Obama to create a Greater Canyonlands national monument. Some 200 Utahns, ranging from doctors to dietitians to nonprofit managers, signed a letter that was sent Tuesday to Obama. It asks the president, who has signaled that he intends to set aside more monuments, to protect 1.8 million acres of public lands surrounding Canyonlands National Park. “Protecting this world-class landscape would not only preserve an ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58211637@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:10:18 MDT