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UGS launches “Utah Arch Challenge,” Online Voting Underway

The Utah Geological Survey (UGS) launched has launched an online tournament called “Utah Arch Challenge” to pit some of Utah’s well-known and lesser-known natural arches and bridges against each other for statewide geologic superiority.

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The first complete shoulder of an adult Utahraptor ever found was uncovered from the megablock in 2020. Also visible are a femur, jaw, ribs, and other bones.
Utahraptor Megablock Continues to Reveal New Discoveries

It has been one year since Utah’s most spectacular dinosaur fossil block, the 18,000-pound Utahraptor megablock, moved from Thanksgiving Point to a new dedicated fossil preparation lab at the Utah Geological Survey (UGS). In that year new unanticipated discoveries hidden within the block have been found. 

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image of Rory Reynolds, new interim director of wildlife resources.
Interim director named for Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

With the pending retirement of Mike Fowlks, director of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR), Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Executive Director Brian Steed has named Rory Reynolds, current DNR deputy director, to serve as DWR interim director.

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Industrial Arch in Salt Lake City
Utah Geological Survey Launches 2021 Calendar of Utah Geology

The Utah Geological Survey (UGS) recently released the 15th edition of its popular Calendar of Utah Geology. The photographs often focus on remote locations found by UGS scientists working in the field, and this year’s calendar has plenty of remote and isolated scenery.

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