Starvation State Park Creates 3-D Archery Range
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3D Archery Range Grand OpeningIn other state park news...
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.
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.More information.
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).
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.