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March 25, 2013
Restoration work to begin along Colorado and Green Rivers
On March 28, 2013, crews will begin a project to improve plant diversity and camping conditions along the rivers in Canyonlands.

December 14, 2012
Community Artist Applications Accepted
The National Park Service Southeastern Utah Group is currently accepting applications for the 2013 Community Artist in the Parks program.

December 11, 2012
2013 Fee Free Days Announced
The Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service (Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments) is joining all national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees several days in 2013.

November 28, 2012
Canyonlands National Park Announces Winter Visitor Center Hours and Closure
Canyonlands National Park is open all year, but the park's visitor centers' hours of operation change with the arrival of winter.

November 28, 2012
2013 Southeast Utah Group of National Parks Annual Pass Available December 1st
The 2013 Southeast Utah Group (Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments) Annual Pass will be available for purchase ($25) beginning December 1, 2012.

September 13, 2012
Fire Restrictions Lifted
Fire restrictions are no longer in effect in the park.

June 15, 2012
National Parks Widen Fire Restrictions
Due to the continued very high fire danger and current level of fire activity in the State of Utah, Superintendent Kate Cannon has announced fire restrictions for Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, and Natural Bridges and Hovenweep National Monuments.

June 14, 2012
New Fees for Backcountry Permits
Effective July 9, 2012, Canyonlands National Park will begin charging new fees for all backcountry permits.

May 18, 2012
Active Duty U.S. Military Personnel Offered Free Entrance to All National Parks
To show appreciation for those who serve in the U.S. Military the National Park Service is now offering an annual pass good for free entrance to all 397 national parks for active duty military members and their dependents.

May 01, 2012
Annular Solar Eclipse Celebration
On the evening of May 20, 2012, the skies over southeast Utah will host a rare celestial occurrence: a partial solar eclipse. Arches, Canyonlands and Natural Bridges will offer special ranger-led activities to help visitors enjoy this unique experience safely.

May 01, 2012
Temporary Closure of State Highway 313
On Saturday, May 12, 2012, State Highway 313 (the main access road to Island in the Sky) will be temporarily closed to vehicles for the Thelma & Louise Half Marathon.

March 09, 2012
Friends Group Kick-off Event
The Friends of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks are hosting a kick-off event at Arches NP on Satuday, March 10.

February 06, 2012
Reservation Office Staff Temporarily Reduced
Limited staffing in the backcountry reservation office means reduced phone service for visitors.

January 23, 2012
Call for Artist in the Parks Applications
The Southeastern Utah Group of the National Park Service is currently accepting applications for the 2012 Community Artist in the Park.

January 17, 2012
Vegetation Pile Burns Planned in Arches and Canyonlands
Park officials will begin burning piles of dead vegetation in several locations throughout Arches and Canyonlands National Parks over the next several weeks as conditions allow.

December 05, 2011
Winter Hours of Operation
Canyonlands National Park is open all year, but visitor center hours of operation change with the arrival of winter.

September 21, 2011
Public Scoping for Soundscape Management Planning
The Southeast Utah Group parks (Arches, Canyonlands, Hovenweep, and Natural Bridges) are beginning a process to develop a soundscape management plan and associated environmental assessment.

September 13, 2011
White Rim Road Opens
After months of closure due to flooding, the White Road Road has been repaired and is open to all traffic.

September 12, 2011
White Rim Road Repairs Continue
The west side of the White Rim Road remains impassable to motor vehicles due to flood damage.

May 13, 2011
High Water Forces Closure of White Rim Road
The west side of the popular backcountry White Rim Road at Canyonlands National Park has been closed due to flooding brought on by rising water levels in the Green River.

March 29, 2011
White Rim Road Now Open
The Mineral Bottom road is now open and passable, making a full White Rim loop possible for the first time since last August.

March 15, 2011
New Fee for Private River Permits
Effective March 31, 2011, Canyonlands National Park will implement a new permit fee for private river trips on the Green and Colorado Rivers within the park.

March 14, 2011
Entrance Fee-Free Days
No abstract supplied.

February 25, 2011
Temporary Day Use Permit System
Permits are required for day use from March 1 through May 31, 2011, and may be obtained in advance. Group size for day use is limited to 15 people and 3 motorized vehicles (including motorcycles).

January 25, 2011
Artist in the Parks Program Applications Being Accepted
The Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service is currently accepting applications for its 2011 Community Artist in the Parks Program.

May 28, 2010
Admission to National Parks Free the Weekend of June 5 and 6
No abstract supplied.

April 09, 2010
Local National Parks Entrance Fee-Free April 17-25
The four parks of the Southeast Utah Group; Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments will waive all entrance fees during National Park Week which runs from April 17 through April 25, 2010.

April 06, 2010
Pile Burning and Prescribed Fires
Several brush piles and one prescribed fire are planned in parks of the Southeast Utah Group this spring.

March 26, 2010
National Park Service Will Host 2010 Summer Youth Crew
Ten students from Grand and San Juan Counties will have the opportunity to work in local national parks this summer as part of the Canyon Country Conservation Corps.

March 22, 2010
Call for Artists
The National Park Service Southeast Utah Group is currently accepting applications for the 2010 Community Artist in the Parks program.

March 10, 2010
Art Display by Chad Niehaus
Local artist Chad Niehaus will be displaying some of the work he created during his tenure as 2009 Community Artist in the Parks at Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.

July 13, 2009
Second Fee-Free Weekend for Local National Parks
The second of three "fee-free" weekends announced by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar as a way of encouraging Americans seeking affordable vacations to visit their national parks is quickly approaching.

June 13, 2009
Canyonlands to Waive Entrance Fees for Father's Day Weekend
No abstract supplied.

June 02, 2009
2009 Artist-in-the-Parks Program
The Community Artist-in-the-Parks program highlights the connection between artist and his/her inspiration. During the 2009 season, Chad Neihaus, a Moab, Utah artist, will be in the Southeast Utah Group National Parks.

April 13, 2009
National Park Service Will Host Summer Youth Crew
Ten students from Grand and San Juan Counties will have the opportunity to work in local national parks this summer as part of the Canyon Country Conservation Corps.

February 03, 2009
NPS Seeks Comments on Exotic Plant Management Plan
The National Park Service (NPS) is soliciting public input for an environmental assessment on an Exotic Plant Management Plan that encompasses all four parks of the Southeast Utah Group of National Parks.

September 22, 2008
Entrance Fee-Free National Public Lands Day
The four parks of the Southeast Utah Group; Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments will waive all entrance fees on Saturday, September 27, 2008 in observance of National Public Lands Day.

July 29, 2008
Fire Ban in Effect Along River Corridors
Fire restrictions are in effect along the river corridors of the Colorado and Green Rivers within Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park.

December 21, 2007
Bighorn Sheep Capture Plan Available for Review
The National Park Service is seeking public comments on an environmental assessment (EA) for its proposal to capture and radio collar 19 desert bighorn sheep in Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.

November 05, 2007
U.S. Veterans to be Admitted Free-of-Charge to Southeast Utah National Parks on Veterans Day
No abstract supplied.

October 04, 2007
Island in the Sky Visitor Center Plan Available for Review
An environmental assessment (EA) on the proposed expansion and rehabilitation of the Island in the Sky visitor center in Canyonlands National Park is available for public review and comment.

September 17, 2007
Southeast Utah Parks to Waive Entrance Fees on National Public Lands Day
All National Park Service sites, including Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Natural Bridges National Monument and Hovenweep National Monument, will offer free visitor admission on September 29, 2007 for National Public Lands Day.

June 20, 2007
Canyonlands Seeking Input for Island in The Sky Visitor Center Expansion and Rehabilitation
Canyonlands National Park is soliciting public comments for the repair and expansion of the Island in the Sky visitor center.

January 12, 2007
Proposed Fee Increases for National Park Service Southeast Utah Group
In accordance with the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (REA), we are requesting comments from the public regarding proposed entrance fee increases for the National Park Service (NPS) Southeast Utah Group (SEUG).

September 22, 2006
SE Utah National Parks celebrate National Public Lands Day by waiving entrance fees
In recognition of National Public Lands Day, entrance fees and commercial tour fees will be waived at Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and at Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments.

May 05, 2006
Kate Cannon Named Superintendent of Southeast Utah Group
No abstract supplied.

October 10, 2002
Decision on Salt Creek Environmental Assessment
No abstract supplied.

June 21, 2002
Environmental Assessment on Recreational Access in Salt Creek Canyon Released
The National Park Service has released the Environmental Assessment (EA) that evaluates a range of alternatives for recreational access in Salt Creek Canyon in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park.

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