Harpers Corner Road Closed for Winter
The Harpers Corner Road is closed for the winter at Plug Hat Picnic Area which is approximately five miles from US Highway 40. More »
Ely Creek Backcountry Campsites Closed
The Ely Creek backcountry campsites located along the Jones Hole Trail have been closed until further notice due to bear activity in the area. More »
Dinosaur National Monument Accepting Public Comment for Hazard Tree Management Plan and Environmental Assessment
Contact: Cindy Heyd, Natural Resource Program Manager, 970-374-2501, ext. 5
Superintendent Mary Risser announced that the draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Hazard Tree Management Plan for Dinosaur National Monument is available for public review. The Hazard Tree Management Plan will outline a long-term, comprehensive program to manage hazard trees within Dinosaur National Monument. The plan will address identification of hazard trees, options for identified hazard trees, and management strategies to treat hazard trees in the different management zones and designated use areas within the monument.
The Draft Environmental Assessment is available for review on the park planning web site http://parkplanning.nps.gov (search for Dinosaur NM). Hard copies of the draft EA will be available for review at the Superintendent’s Office, Dinosaur National Monument and at the county public libraries in Vernal, Utah, and Maybell, Dinosaur, and Craig, Colorado.
Public comments will be accepted until August 3, 2007. You may post your comments electronically at http://parkplanning.nps.gov or mail comments by this date to the following:
Did You Know?
Do you know the difference between a petroglyph (pictured here) and a pictograph? Petroglyphs are images pecked into rock while pictographs are painted images. Dinosaur National Monument preserves both forms of Native American rock art.