national parks

Southern Utah is one of the many locations in Utah used for major films and commercials.
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Utah has been one of the most popular areas in the United States for filmmakers since westerns hit the big screens almost 100 years ago according to experts in the film industry. Is it possible to reap the economic benefits of movies and commercials while preserving Utah’s iconic landscapes used on camera? 

Men in thier 20s are most likely to need search and rescue in Utah National Parks.
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 Rescues at Utah's national parks are up 68 percent from 2014 — and men in their 20s are the ones most likely to need help.

Recently released statistics from the National Park Service show that most of the search and rescues from last year involved male hikers in their 20s.

Visitors Explore Timpanogos Cave; Timpanogos Cave is one of Utah's National Park sites experiencing increased visitation.
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Total National Park site visitation saw a six percent increase from 2015 to 2016. Along with increased visitation, parks are facing rising costs of deferred maintenance projects, leading to financial resources being thinly stretched. 

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On Saturday, April 21, visitors will be able to attend any national park site in the United States free of charge. Dinosaur National Monument is one of the many areas in Utah the public will be able to enjoy at no cost.

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After filing government paperwork and months of waiting, Southern Utah University has officially trademarked itself as the University of the Parks.

Alyssa Robinson


A collection of landscape paintings featuring national parks and other areas around Cedar City is expanding.

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The National Parks Service celebrates 101 years as an organization Friday. The NPS manages 78 of the country's national monuments, along with 58 parks. Visitation at these parks and monuments is up, and so is the interest in finding unique ways to house travelers. 

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It’s Summertime! The kids are out of school and life slows down for some of us and speeds up for others. Trips to favorite vacation spots and into the backcountry ramp up. Today on Access Utah, we came together as a UPR community to share ideas for summertime trips, activities, traditions and stories.

 

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A new National Park app is available for Apple and Android mobile devices that includes some of Utah’s national parks. 


Off-Trail Visitors Stick Together

Jan 27, 2016
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Visitors to national parks and forests often leave designated trails, despite signs and rangers telling them not to. Utah State University scientists used GPS technology to follow visitors off-trail and assess their impacts.


Support for Public Lands Survey Released

Jan 11, 2016
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Colorado College released its annual Conservation in the West poll that revealed strong public support for efforts to protect and maintain national public lands.