Announcement Archive


Sept 22, 2010

New Dinosaur Discovery Unlike Any Other - Utahceratops gettyi and Kosmoceratops richardsoni are two new dinosaurs discovered in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument that could hold clues to a 50-year-old mystery. Read more.

Illustration of Utahceratops Illustration of Kosmoceratops

Mar 23, 2010

New plant-eater dinosaur discovered from Utah' s red rocks - Named after a sand-desert monster that swallowed its victims in sand dunes and Everett Ruess, a famous young artist who disappeared in southern Utah during the 1930's, Seitaad ruessi is one of Utah's most ancient dinosaurs. Read more.

Jim Madsen
Dec 2, 2009

Jim Madsen passes away at age 77 - Madsen was the first-ever state paleontologist. Read more about his contributions to the science of vertebrate paleontology.

July 15, 2009

Journal article released describing new species of therizinosaur - Northronychus graffami , found near Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

Illustration of Nothronychus
June 2, 2009

Public tours will be given at the Hanksville-Burpee Quarry - Tours held from June 7th to June 20th 2009.

May 20 - 23, 2009

8th Conference on Fossil Resources - Conference held in St. George, UT. Read the proceedings and field trip guide from the conference.

8CFR Graphic
Mar 27, 2009

Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry is now open! The quarry will be open daily Memorial Day (May 25, 2009) until Labor Day (Sept. 7, 2009). Find out more about CLDQ. Read the press release about the opening .


Mar 30, 2009

New Paleo Law - A mandate for Paleontological Resources Preservation becomes law as Congress passes the Omnibus Public Lands Act of 2009. Read more.


Mar 12, 2009Traveling Exhibit - Did you know that the BLM Utah has a traveling exhibit of a Gryposaurus monumentensis skull? Gryposaurus monumentensis was on display at the Discovery Gateway children's museum. This exhibit travels around the Salt Lake City area.Skull of Gryposaurus monumentensis
Sept 8, 2008

Petrified tree trunk relocated - A 25-foot long, 225 year old petrified tree trunk of a conifer was transferred to the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm by the St. George  BLM Field Office. The tree will provide visitors the opportunity to get an up close look at this preserved tree trunk and will also give scientists more clues about the early Triassic. Read the press release and learn more about this petrified tree trunk.


April 28, 2007

Cleveland Lloyd Rededicated! A rededication and ribbon-cutting ceremony occured on April 28th, 2007 for the newly renovated Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry. The quarry was originally dedicated in 1968. Read the press release about the rededication of CLDQ

 Jim Madsen at the rededication of CLDQ