BLM offers reward for information on vandalism at Moccasin Mountain Dinosaur Tracksite
KANAB, Utah — The Bureau of Land Management will offer a reward for information that leads to the identification and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for vandalism within the Moccasin Mountain Dinosaur Tracksite. The world-class paleontological resource viewing area is managed by the Kanab Field Office located in south central Utah, near the Arizona border, southwest of Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. The BLM condemns vandalism of cultural and paleontological resources and is working with professional conservators responsible for preservation to remove the graffiti.
“We have a shared stewardship to protect public lands for the protection, preservation and enjoyment of future generations,” said Paria River District Manager Harry Barber. “We take acts of vandalism seriously, and it is important that those responsible are held accountable.”
The Moccasin Mountain Dinosaur Tracksite, located within a Navajo sandstone wash, contains hundreds of tracks from several different species, including dinosaurs. These tracks have survived for millions of years but are incredibly fragile and easily damaged. To prevent further damage, please do not attempt to mold and cast the tracks or clean or remove graffiti and other vandalism.
The BLM will offer a $2,000 reward for information leading to the successful prosecution of the individual(s) responsible for the vandalism. If you have any information concerning this vandalism, please contact BLM Law Enforcement at 435-644-1215 or 435-690-9573. Callers may remain anonymous.
It is up to all of us to protect public lands for future generations to learn from and enjoy. The BLM encourages everyone who visits public lands to recreate responsibly and practice respectful and responsible Outdoor Ethics and Leave-No-Trace principles. For more information about this site, visit https://www.blm.gov/visit/moccasin-mountain-dinosaur-tracksite.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.