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The Trust for Public Land today announced the donation to the National Park Service of a 35-acre inholding inside Zion National Park.

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In the early 1860s, a handful of Mormon pioneers in Utah settled near the mouth of a deep, dark canyon carved by the Virgin River. The Paiute people who’d inhabited the area for generations called the canyon Mukuntuweap, which may have meant “straight canyon,” given its sheer walls. The Mormon...

Press release

The Trust for Public Land today announced that it has permanently preserved a 35-acre inholding within Zion National Park. The land, known as Firepit Knoll, will be protected from future development thanks to the work of The Trust for Public Land and partners including the National Park Foundation and the National Park Trust.

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The Trust for Public Land, in partnership with the State of Utah Department of Natural Resources and the USDA Forest Service, today announced the protection of a 382-acre ranch adjacent to the Dixie National Forest and just northeast of Zion National Park.

View from the cliffs over the confluence of the Green and Yampa rivers
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The steady current of the Green River pulls our rafts and kayaks toward what looks like a geologic impossibility.

Ahead of us is a gigantic gap, a thousand feet deep, where the river appears to flow placidly right through the Uinta Mountains of northeastern Utah. As we enter, we crane our...

Panorama of Canyon Rims
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Last week, Utah congressman Rob Bishop released an updated version of his Public Lands Initiative, a proposal more than three years in the making. At stake is the fate of 18 million acres of public land across seven counties in eastern Utah—with potentially huge implications for the future of...

Bonneville Shoreline Trail
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Utah residents have a peculiar park predicament. On the one hand, their state is famous for its spectacular natural landscapes—from the red canyons of Zion to the snowy peaks of the Wasatch Range. It boasts five celebrated national parks and world-famous skiing, mountain biking, and rock...

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The main entrance hikers use to get to the Zion Narrows Trail, one of the West's most popular hiking routes, has been permanently protected from development into homes, The Trust for Public Land announced today.

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Across the nation, voters of all political leanings gave overwhelming approval yesterday to taxing themselves and spending money for new parks in their communities, The Trust for Public Land announced Wednesday.

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A 30-acre private parcel at the base of Tabernacle Dome in Zion National Park has been protected from potential development and will be added to the park, The Trust for Public Land and National Parks Conservation Association announced today.

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