Postcard from the field: Plesiosaur dig

Field season 2010 saw some spectacular paleontology finds on Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Scientists here have collected North America’s oldest Tyrannosaur, and uncovered the most complete skull of a Parasaurolophus found on the Monument. They’ve also found what they think might be the youngest-ever Plesiosaur to be pulled from the Monument’s crumbly layer of Tropic…

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Listen: Clips from the Oral History Project

The Southern Utah Oral History Project was one of the first projects begun on Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Since 1998, historians have gathered nearly 300 interviews with long-term residents of the dramatic and wild country in and around the Monument. This year Partners helped add two dozen more histories, by funneling BLM and matching state…

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Dinosaur delivery

Partners president Noel Poe brought us an early Christmas present this week: A dinosaur. Noel delivered the new cast of a Diabloceratops skull, made for us by a company in Colorado. Diabloceratops, a plant eater who lived 81 million years ago, was discovered on the Monument earlier this decade. The BLM info sheet on this…

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