News / Utah / 
BLM removing 2 dinosaur tracks in Moab

KSL TV/File

BLM removing 2 dinosaur tracks in Moab

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 17, 2014 at 1:31 p.m.



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Bureau of Land Management workers are removing two dinosaur tracks in Moab to prevent them from being damaged.

The agency says in a statement the tracks were collected after they came away from cliff edges naturally due to erosion. They are located near the Poison Spider Dinosaur Track Site and the Hells Revenge Jeep Trail.

Removing the tracks at the areas popular with visitors also protects them from potential vandalism, something workers at the Moab field office have dealt with several times over the years.

It is illegal under federal law for people to collect or damage fossilized track sites or dinosaur bones found on public lands.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Related Stories

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast