CANYONLANDS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CANYONLANDS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 Utah ghost tree offers centuries-old ‘climate archive’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58011191-78/tree-juniper-creek-ago.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58011191-78/tree-juniper-creek-ago.html.csp">Utah ghost tree offers centuries-old ‘climate archive’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-10T09:33:12.098-06:00">Updated Jun 10, 2014 09:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">While on a walk with his wife near Utah’s Indian Creek last fall, Barry Baker discovered a 13-foot juniper hovering like a ghost, embedded in a towering cutbank several feet above a creek bed. The limbless trunk, which radiocarbon dating indicates died 350 years ago, stood perfectly upright, its roots clinging to the gravelly strata. This piece of wood is like a searchlight beam into the past, revealing what the landscape southeast of Canyonlands National Park looked like centuries ago, accordi...</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> 58011191@www.sltrib.com Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:33:12 MDT Op-ed: Obama should declare Greater Canyonlands monument http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58004189-82/canyonlands-greater-outdoor-mexico.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58004189-82/canyonlands-greater-outdoor-mexico.html.csp">Op-ed: Obama should declare Greater Canyonlands monument</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jim Baca</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-30T17:23:02.104-06:00">Updated May 30, 2014 05:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Recently President Obama designated the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks in New Mexico as our nation’s newest national monument. The designation will preserve irreplaceable archaeological, prehistoric, and cultural sites, while safeguarding outdoor recreation opportunities that are so important for New Mexico. It is the second monument that President Obama has designated in New Mexico, following the creation of Rio Grande del Norte National Monument last year. There is strong community support for p...</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> 58004189@www.sltrib.com Fri, 30 May 2014 17:23:02 MDT