The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is offering 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 located in south central Utah, near the Arizona border, southwest of Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. The BLM is working with professional conservators responsible for preservation to remove the graffiti left by the vandals.
“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.
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 information, please contact BLM Law Enforcement at 435-644-1215 or 435-690-9573. Callers may remain anonymous.
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.
They probably didn’t show it so that the xxxc doesn’t get any credit for his/her sad damage?
What a world, dang=it.
That’s probably it, UpriverJouce. Yep, very sad for sure, that people can damage/destroy anything, and especially something that is so old and irreplaceable. Makes me angry. Have a good night. 😀 –Diane at RVtravel.com
Crummy photo…what is it???
Yeah, bit of a head scratcher.
Hi, guys. I think it’s dinosaur(?) tracks and a key fob (or something similar) next to them for size comparison. Have a good afternoon/evening. 😀 –Diane at RVtravel.com
I was looking for some form of vandalism but maybe it’s just a stock photo of some tracks.
I agree, Cancelproof. I was looking for the reported vandalism in the photo, too, but I think it is a stock photo from BLM. I even searched on Google Images for more information but couldn’t find any. (I didn’t write the post or put the image in, BTW, so wasn’t sure.) Take care. 😀 –Diane you-know-who
Very sad to hear that this kind of thing happened. It is EVERYONE’S responsibility to be good stewards of our resources.