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Park Rangers Aid United States Marshals Service in Fugitive Capture

Salt Lake City — DNR has about 120 law enforcement personnel. So often their good work goes unrecognized by the general public. They quietly work in remote and secluded areas of the state with professionalism, bravery and ingenuity; protecting the state’s abundant natural resources and helping the good people of Utah who are enjoying the outdoors.

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OGM Director John Baza Appointed to National Petroleum Council

Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining (OGM) Director John Baza has been appointed by U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry to serve as a member of the National Petroleum Council.

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Quail Creek Reservoir in March, photo taken by Blaine Cox by DWR.
Division of Water Resources Launches Open Water Data Portal

The Utah Division of Water Resources recently announced that Utahns can now easily access water use data through a new interactive data portal.

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DNR Executive Director Names New State Parks Director

Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Executive Director Mike Styler has named Jeff Rasmussen, deputy director of the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation, as the Division’s new director.

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Newly Discovered Utah Fossil Reshapes Understanding of Pangea

Cifelliodon wahkarmoosuch; A small newly discovered fossil with great significance discovered in southeastern Utah.

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Kerry Gibson to Join DNR as Deputy Director

Salt Lake City (June 4, 2018) – Executive Director Mike Styler announced today that current Weber County Commissioner Kerry Gibson has accepted a deputy director position at DNR.

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State Announces Water Conservation Rebate Program

Water conservation just got cheaper for Utahns. A new statewide rebate program, Utah Water Savers, is now available thanks to a $750,000 ongoing appropriation from the state legislature.

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Governor Herbert Declares May the Month of the Bird in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah. (April 30, 2018) – Governor Gary R. Herbert has declared May 2018 as the Month of the Bird in Utah. The declaration celebrates native and migratory birds making their way through Utah this time of year

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State Parks Director Fred Hayes posing with a cutout of Butch Cassidy.
Passing of State Parks Director Fred Hayes

Mike Styler, executive director of the Utah Department of Natural Resources, has anounced that Fred Hayes, director of the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation, passed away March 2, 2018 at his home in Heber City.

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Considering an Outdoor Adventures? Visit Our Map and Bookstore

The Natural Resources Map & Bookstore is the place to research your next outdoor adventure. It specialize in maps and guides for outdoor recreation including hiking, off-highway vehicles, rockhounding, hunting, fishing, and other activities.

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