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REPORT LOOTING AND VANDALISM
CALL: 800-722-3998


A Public Awareness Campaign to Eliminate the Looting and Vandalism of Archaeological and Paleontological Resources in Utah

Since the early 20th century, Utah has had a long and well-documented history of archaeological, paleontological, and other natural resources being looted and vandalized on federal, state, and tribal lands. Unfortunately, these issues have continued to the present day, and numerous incidents on BLM-administered public lands have recently received national and international media attention. In order educate the public about the consequences of these behaviors and promote more responsible outdoor ethics, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah State Office and Tread Lightly! have initiated a partnership to develop and implement a statewide public awareness campaign called “Respect and Protect” to engage the public in the stewardship of our nation’s priceless cultural and natural heritage.

To date, 2 Native American tribes, 7 federal agencies, 10 state government agencies, 2 county governments, 11 universities and colleges, 9 museums, 22 non-profit organizations, 21 private sector businesses, and 38 individuals have participated in an online survey and/or regional stakeholder meetings to identify the key issues and messages the public awareness campaign should emphasize. The Respect and Protect Communications Plan is meant to serve as a living document and will be updated as additional partners begin supporting the initiative, communication strategies and tactics are refined, additional target audiences are identified, and the various phases of the public awareness campaign are implemented. Click to download the full overview.

For more information email: RespectandProtect@treadlightly.org


Upcoming Respect and Protect Events

 

Hike to Mansard Rock Art Site
Join the BLM Park Rangers and the Archaeologist on a moderately difficult six-mile hike to the Mansard Rock Art Site.  This unique petroglyph site contains many pecked images and overlooks the expanse of the Arizona Strip. Various segments of the trail are very steep with over 1000 feet in elevation change and a 7-foot scramble over a sandstone ledge.  Bring the usual hiking gear including a hat, sunscreen, plenty of water, lunch/snacks, a daypack and a camera!
When: May 18, 8 AM – 2 PM
Where: Meet at the Kane County Office of Tourism parking lot at 7:45 a.m @ 78 South 100 East, just off Highway 89 in Kanab.
Contact: Clay Stewart, 435-644-1280, C1Stewar@blm.gov to register.
Click here to download info sheet

Cultural Resources Site Stewardship Project
The Bureau of Land Management-Vernal Field Office (BLM-VFO) in Vernal, Utah would like to invite you to participate in our site stewardship training. The “Cultural Resource Site Stewardship Program” is a public outreach and heritage program that provides the interested public an opportunity to work with professional archaeologists in the field.
When: The last two full weeks of June, 19th-23th and 26th-30th.
Where: Participants  will meet each morning at 8:00am at the Vernal Field Office and will return by approximately 4:30pm.
Contact: David Grant, 435-781-3401, dgrant@blm.gov by May 31 if interested
Click here to download the info sheet


Videos

Campaign Materials

The following materials are available to help integrate the Respect and Protect campaign into outreach opportunities. To order materials, go to our online store or contact RespectandProtect@treadlightly.org.

Print Public Service Announcements

Crackpots PSA

These beautiful PSAs have been customized for Utah and offer a variety of messages.

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Print Public Service Announcements

Puzzling PSA

These beautiful PSAs have been customized for Utah and offer a variety of messages.

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Print Public Service Announcements

Traditions PSA

These beautiful PSAs have been customized for Utah and offer a variety of messages.

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Respect and Protect Sticker and Magnet

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Respect and Protect Sticker and Magnet

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Simple design with an impactful message.  3×3 design with Respect and Protect messaging.

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Respect and Protect StickerRP_ARROW_rectangle

Simple design with an impactful message.  3.5 x 1.75 design with Respect and Protect messaging.

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Respect and Protect StickerRP_PRINTS_rectangle

Simple design with an impactful message. 3.5 x 1.75 design with Respect and Protect messaging.

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Respect and Protect StickerRP_HAND_rectangle

Simple design with an impactful message.  3.5 x 1.75 design with Respect and Protect messaging.

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