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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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Interagency Team to Keep Utah’s Five Wildfire Dispatch Center System

Salt Lake City – On Feb. 15, the interagency executive leadership team  met to discuss the current state of the interagency wildland fire dispatch consolidation efforts.

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Third Party Review of Utah’s Water Data Gathering & Analysis Released

Salt Lake City (Jan. 31, 2018) — A third party review of Utah’s water data gathering and analysis methods, as part of the 2016 Legislative session’s S.B. 251, was released today. The third party review was conducted by Bowen Collins and Associates and Hansen, Allen and Luce Inc.

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New Department Law Enforcement Director Named

Salt Lake City (Dec. 13, 2017) – Capt. Doug McCleve, of the Utah Department of Public Safety has been named the new law enforcement director for the Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR). He will assume his new position Jan. 2, following the retirement of current Law Enforcement Director, Sidney Groll.

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DNR Names New Deputy Director

Salt Lake City (Dec. 12, 2017) – Mike Styler, executive director of the Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR), has named Weber County Commissioner, Kerry Gibson, as DNR’s new deputy director. Gibson will assume his position, Jan. 13, 2018, following the retirement of current Deputy Director, Robyn Pearson.

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