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SALT LAKE CITY — The Great Salt Lake has hit yet another record low, according to new data.



On Sept. 28, the Utah Department of Natural Resources celebrated the opening of its new Southwest Regional Complex in Cedar City.


Congratulations to Tom Chidsey who was named the 2013 UGS Employee of the Year. Tom is a senior scientist with the Energy and Minerals Program and has worked at the UGS for 24 years. Tom always strives to make everything he does perfect. From core workshops to field trips to reports, he always goes above and beyond. Tom consistently produces a high volume of superb quality work, has impeccable character, and brings respect and praise to the UGS. His work on the petroleum geology of Utah is so well respected that he has been invited several times by many organizations to present talks on the subject. Tom is a role-model employee, carrying a heavy workload capably, cheerfully, and with high productivity and integrity. He is a deserving recipient of the UGS Employee of the Year Award.

Tom Chidsey accepts award from Utah Geological Survey Director, Rick Allis.

Check out this little clip documenting the installation of the new signage!

Then come in and check out all of the publications available at the
Utah Natural Resources Map & Bookstore
Or take a look online:

repost from Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Sandy—Kids can catch fish, learn about predators and find out how to ride an ATV safely at this year’s DNR Youth Outdoor Sports Fair.

The sports fair is part of the upcoming International Sportsmen’s Exposition.

The expo will be held March 18 to March 21,2010 at the South Towne Exposition Center, 9575 S. State in Sandy. The cost to attend the exposition, which includes the youth fair, is $12 for adults. Kids 15 years of age or younger can attend for free.

The Youth Outdoor Sports Fair will be held at the south end of the exposition center. Six divisions will host activities: Forestry, Fire and State Lands; Oil, Gas and Mining; Parks and Recreation; the Utah Geological Survey; Water Resources; and Wildlife Resources.

More than 20 activities await children who attend the fair. Among the things kids can do:

  • Catch trout in a fishing pond.
  • Make a survival kit.
  • Tie fishing flies.
  • See how big they are compared to a deer, an elk or a moose!
  • Learn how to stay safe in black bear country.
  • Learn about dinosaurs.
  • Learn about Utah’s rocks.
  • Learn how to boat safely.
  • Learn how to conserve water.
  • Learn about a future career with the DNR.

“We want to get children excited about the outdoors,” says Mike Styler, executive director of the Department of Natural Resources. “We also want to teach them skills that will make their next trip into the outdoors safe and enjoyable.”

More information about the International Sportsmen’s Exposition is available at www.sportsexpos.com.