Utah Friends of Paleontology supports The Utahraptor Project,
a project to scientifically prepare a treasure trove
of Utahraptor fossils contained in a huge block of petrified quicksand. Learn more about the Utahraptor Project here, and please help raise funds for the project at:


Wednesday, September 27
Gastonia Chapter Meeting


Saxon Sharpe with show and tell of sites discovered during the recent Bears Ears survey work. Saxon says she found twenty sites and will have photos also from Allison Stegner.

Wednesday, September 27, 6:00 PM,  Zions Bank conference room, 330 S Main St, Moab, Utah. Free and open to the public.

Friday, September 29
National Public Lands Day — Mill Canyon Tracksite

The Moab BLM is celebrating National Fossil Day and National Public Lands Day on September 29, 2017.

The BLM-Moab Field Office is looking for volunteers to help complete a trail re-route at the Mill Canyon Dinosaur Tracksite. This short trail work will involve re-routing the existing trail to a new gate and will require the use of shoves, rakes, and wheelbarrows. A guided tour of the Mill Canyon Dinosaur Tracksite will be offered for interested participants. The work will take place on September 29th from 8:30 AM to 1 PM at the Mill Canyon Tracksite Trail north of Moab. Participants are asked to meet at the trail head, and to bring gloves, a hat, water bottle and lunch. Water will be provided. For more information please contact BLM District Paleontologist ReBecca Hunt-Foster, at 435-259-2179 or rhuntfoster@blm.gov.



Wednesday, October 25
Gastonia Chapter Meeting

The Utah Friends of Paleontology, Gastonia Chapter speaker for October will be Dr. Martin Lockley,  University of Colorado Denver. He will present, Mammal Tracks from the Cretaceous.

Wednesday, October 25, 6:00 PM,  Zions Bank conference room, 330 S Main St, Moab, Utah. Free and open to the public.

May 20-23 2018
Salt Lake City, Utah

The Utah Geological Association is proud to host the AAPG 2018 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Perhaps the most geologically interesting state in America, Utah will be the perfect host for this year’s ACE. Salt Lake City’s proximity to a number of pre and post show field trips will be a significant draw of geoscientists from around the world. With easy access to some of the most extraordinary rocks in the world, Salt Lake City is the ideal location to combine fundamental geology with emerging innovation and technologies.

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