• Dave Harmon, PW editor

Utah approves new SP focused on dinosaurs

The area north of Moab known as Dalton Wells will in the near future be known under its newly approved designation: Utahraptor State Park. House Bill 257, sponsored by Rep. Steve Eliason (R-District 45), was passed by the state legislature in early March and is expected to soon be signed by Governor Spencer Cox, and establishes both Utahraptor State Park and a new park in Morgan County called Lost Creek, with a combined price tag of $36.5 million.

Local officials have been concerned about overuse damaging the undeveloped area in recent years; the new state park will protect the rich paleontological, cultural, natural and recreation resources in the area.

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