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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Starvation State Park Creates 3-D Archery Range

Starvation State Park Archery Range
Starvation State Park and the Utah Division of Natural Resources have joined forces to create a 3-D archery range, which will open this Saturday. The park provided this information:
3D Archery Range Grand Opening
Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

Join us for the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the 3D archery range. Ribbon cutting ceremony begins at 11 a.m., free hot dogs and soda from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and hands-on instruction, demo equipment and outfitter booths available until 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public; however the $7 day-use fee applies to those not attending the event.
In other state park news...

Get close to bats on Antelope Island

Antelope Island State Park provided this information.
On June 27, a biologist with the Division of Wildlife Resources will trap and identify bats at Antelope Island State Park. And he's inviting you to join him.

In addition to getting close to bats, you'll learn about the important role bats play in the natural world.

If you'd like to participate, space is limited, and you must pre-register. To register, call the Wild About Birds Nature Center at 801-779-BIRD (2473).
More information.

Utah Studies Expanding Goblin Valley State Park

There is considerable talk right now about expanding Goblin Valley State Park. The proposal would involve a land swap that would bring a section of the BLM-controlled San Rafael Swell into the state park. Utah Public Radio has this report. Below are excerpts.
A massive expansion of Goblin Valley State Park is in the works. The BLM, Utah State Park Service and Emery County are working together write a proposal to push the boundaries 40-fold.

“This was an opportunity to maybe take care of an area that is, some would say, getting loved to death. So if state parks were allowed the opportunity, we’re thinking that we can do a pretty good job at putting some amenities there.”

Some locals have voiced a concern over a possible restriction of motorized vehicles; however, vehicles, hikers, bikers and other outdoor sportsmen will still be able to use the land, according to Swalberg.

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