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"It stems around the National Park Service closure," he said. "People came to the realization once those parks closed that there were some real losses impacting their lives. Goblin Valley is not a national park but represents the same special places so many hold dear. There was an additional sense of loss when they saw the damage of our natural resources."
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Some 2,000 cases of vandalism occur in national parks each year, with perpetrators damaging ancient petroglyphs, hauling away artifacts and tagging cave walls and trees with graffiti. Today 12:15 p.m., Utah state parks director Fred Hayes, Joette Langianese of the group Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks and Tribune justice editor Sheena McFarland join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about vandalism in protected lands.
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