On December 4, following an ongoing review by the Department of the Interior of 27 national monuments, President Donald Trump signed two proclamations reducing the Bears Ears National Monument and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah by about 85 percent and 47 percent, respectively. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke publicly released his final report to the President one day later, which recommended modifications to national monuments in Nevada, Oregon, and California.
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and the Paleontological Society are excited to announce the creation of a new Geoscience Policy Summer Internship position at AGI. The intern, who must be a current student member of the Paleontological Society, will be an instrumental part of AGI's Geoscience Policy team based in the Washington, D.C., area.
The State Paleontologist Jim Kirkland was featured in an interview on Utah Public Radio celebrating the work done by the Utah Geologic Survey on paleontology. Hint: it involves dinosaurs! You can listen to a podcast of the interview here.
Have you ever thought of applying for the Geological Society of America (GSA) Geocorps Program? If you didn't already know, Geocorps is a program that brings geoscientists into paid positions on U.S. Public lands. Participants get the opportunity to work on some of the most scenic lands the US has to offer.