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Fire Restrictions Lifted

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Date: September 13, 2012
Contact: Kate Cannon, Superintendent Southeast Utah Group

As of September 13, 2012, all fire restrictions which were enacted on June 12, 2012, under the authority of Title 36 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 1, Section 1.5(a)(1), and pursuant to 36 CFR 2.13(c), for Canyonlands and Arches national parks and Natural Bridges and Hovenweep national monuments are rescinded.  Most fire restrictions affecting public lands in Utah have also been lifted.  Information on statewide fire restrictions can be found here.

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proposed wilderness

Nearly 96% of Arches is recommended for wilderness designation. Though the recommendation has not been approved by Congress, the park is required to manage those 73,312 acres as though they were formally designated wilderness. More...