TOMORROW! Every Friday, the BLM and its partners host a Brown Bag Lecture Series. Join them tomorrow to learn about Utah’s fascinating natural features and how the region’s landscape was formed. Lectures begin at noon, and are located at 345 E. Riverside Dr. in St. George, Utah.

Every Friday, the Bureau of Land Management and its partners host the popular Brown Bag Lecture series which provides unique opportunities for members of the public to learn more about the area’s natural resources and public lands.


Utah’s Upheaval Dome has been the subject of theories surrounding its existence for decades. This article outlines one theory in particular. Check it out!

For decades, two theories about the formation of Utah’s Upheaval Dome jostled for supremacy.


For those who will be in the area, don’t miss out on Dr. Alan Titus’ presentation of the 2016 ZCFI Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series. Catch it this Thursday, January 21, at 7:30 PM.

On Thursday, Jan. 21, at 7:30 p.m., the Zion Canyon Field Institute will host the first presentation of the 2016 ZCFI Fern and J. L. Crawford Lecture Series. Dr. Alan Titus, a paleontologist for Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, will give a lecture entitled “Southern Utah’s Sea Monsters.” The ZCFI lecture will take place at the Canyon Community Center in Springdale and is free to the public.


If you thought the dinosaurs in “Jurassic Park” were big, wait until you see the newly discovered 122-foot-long dinosaur that is displayed at the American Museum of Natural History.


Compiling a list of America’s prettiest national parks is no small task. Even if limiting yourself to the winter season and excluding all national monuments and recreation and wilderness areas, you’re still left with 59 spectacular contenders including the likes of Yosemite, Grand Canyon, and Yellowstone — considered America’s three “crown jewels.”


Perhaps your pet rock has a little more life than you thought.

At a Christmas party ten years ago, an idea was brewing in Robert Hazen’s mind. Hazen was a self-proclaimed “hard core” mineral physicist at the time, and like most scientists (and players of 20 Questions), he considered mineral to be a totally separate beast from animal and vegetable. But that was soon to change.


Paleontologists have discovered a cliff-side in Utah brimming with fossils that offers a rare glimpse of desert life in western North America early in the age of dinosaurs.


While it is one of the oldest lakes in North America, Bear Lake is best known for its blue splendor. The water in Bear Lake is pristine, deep, and calcium-carbonate rich, giving it a blue appearance. Bear Lake, Rich County, Utah Photographer: Nikki Simon; © 2015

Another Tuesday winds down. Enjoy this view of Bear Lake in your outdoor daydream for the day….just don’t let the Bear Lake Monster bite!

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Bear Lake, Rich County, Utah
Photographer: Nikki Simon; © 2015

While it is one of the oldest lakes in North America, Bear Lake is best known for its blue splendor. The water in Bear Lake is pristine, deep, and calcium-carbonate rich, giving it a blue appearance.

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Mark your calendars for……oh wait….Did you forget to pick up your 2016 Calendar of Utah Geology? Enjoy a discounted price now at $4.25 for each calendar. Visit our Bookstore in Salt Lake City, or order them HERE online. Get them before they’re gone!

Maralin Hoff, known as “Utah’s Earthquake Lady” to some, talks about making your own emergency kits. For some great and well rounded advice, this is a great article to check out!

Maralin Hoff, also known as, “Utah’s Earthquake Lady” shared some tips on how to make your own emergency kits. She was given the nickname “Earthquake Lady” by the Red Hills Middle School in Richfield, Utah in 1995 because she demonstrated an earthquake with a 5-room doll house with the real sound of a California earthquake on a CD. Maralin travels all over the state of Utah to present on emergency preparedness. She talked about why it is important for every family member of the household to have a personalized emergency backpack –  and don’t forget the house pets. She says they should have a kit pre-made and if you receive a knock at the door by authorities indicating that you and your family need to evacuate your home due to a fire nearby your kits are ready to grab and you’re out of there. You will be directed to go to a nearby school, church or the American Red Cross shelter-in-place. Have a kit for your place of business and your vehicle as well as home. Keep your kits updated and rotate specific items at least every six months, such as change of clothes size, batteries for flash lights, portable radio, and drinking water. If you are interested in preparedness presentations for your business, school and church, contact your local Emergency Management Agency. You can get more information on the website: