The deep sandstone canyons, mountaintops, meadows, lakes, and streams of the Manti-La Sal National Forest create a diverse landscape. From the Abajos and La Sals in southeastern Utah to the Wasatch Plateau and Sanpitch mountains hundreds of miles away in central Utah, the Forest is a welcome retreat.
National Park Service scientists record and analyze sounds in national parks to inform and improve management of national parks across the country. The data is collected through recording systems installed by the Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division in selected parks for about a month at a time. The systems record audio as mp3 files and sound pressure levels in decibels, and are designed to replicate the hearing experience of a person on the ground.
Lehman Caves, large, spectacular cavern at Great Basin National Park in eastern Nevada, U.S. The cave lies 5 miles (8 km) west of Baker at the base of the eastern slope of Wheeler Peak (13,063 feet [3,982 meters]) in the Snake Range. It is made of light gray and white limestone that is honeycombed by tunnels and galleries containing a spectacular array of stalactites, stalagmites, and other cave deposits. The cavern was discovered in the mid 1880s by Absalom Lehman, a local prospector and rancher.
The Great Basin National Heritage Area was designated by Congress in 2006 to recognize its “classic western landscape that contains long natural vistas, isolated high desert valleys, mountain ranges, ranches, mines, historic railroads, archaeological sites and tribal communities.” The recognized Area is made up of two neighboring counties, White Pine in Nevada and Millard in Utah, as representative of the larger geographic Great Basin. The Great Basin National Heritage Partnership was designated at the local coordinating entity for the Area.
Orchard with grass, with spires of sandstone beyond, tree & cactus frame photo.
The Virgin River with The Watchmen in the distance, 1924.
Weathered pillars fill photo with pinion-covered mesa in center against skyline.
The Frontier Guardian reports that the crops in Utah are good and the crickets have almost entirely disappeared this season. Mormon relations with the California emigrants are good—many have been baptized and are staying in Salt Lake City. Utahans are celebrating the 24th of July this year instead of the Fourth for two reasons: the crops are not ready by the Fourth and the 24th is the day the first pioneers came into the valley.
The Commissioner of Indian Affairs discusses a legal claim by the Uintah and White River Utes against the U.S. Government over the construction of the Uintah National Forest