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Photos: Celebrating 50 years of Utah wilderness

First Published Sep 01 2014 01:01AM      Last Updated Oct 03 2014 02:15 pm

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Utah Wilderness 50

What » A juried photo exhibit celebrating Utah’s scenic and wild places for the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.

Where » Natural History Museum of Utah, Salt Lake City

When » Sept. 3 to Dec. 14

For more information, visit www.nhmu.utah.edu/wilderness50/.

Celebrating 50 years of wilderness

The next two months will see numerous events commemorating wilderness preservation around the country, spanning a variety of organizations that include the Smithsonian Institution, universities, environmental groups and land management agencies.

Albuquerque hosts the National Wilderness Conference Oct. 15-19, where Utah author Terry Tempest Williams will be a featured speaker.

The U.S. Forest Service is sponsoring an essay contest, with submissions due Sept. 20. The Wilderness Writing Challenge has a 500-word limit, but 140-character tweets also are welcome. Find details at 1.usa.gov/1oEOvqj.