Utah Rock Art Research Association
(URARA)

To register for a field trip:

1. You must be a current URARA member.
2. The trip must be "open" for registration.
3. Click the  or  buttons for a field trip "open" for registration.
4.
In order to help protect the health and safety of all members participating in events sponsored  by URARA, the following policy applies:
Participants are  strongly urged to be vaccinated with a full course of COVID shots and boosters.

To cancel your field trip registration:

1. Click on the "Already registered" link below the  or  buttons.
2. Click the  button.

Upcoming Field Trips and Zoom Presentations

    • 16 Jul 2022
    • 17 Jul 2022
    • Range Creek

    Range Creek Field Trip

    When:  July 16 & 17, 2022, 6:45 AM, MDT
    Where: Range Creek in the Book Cliffs of Emery County

    Meeting place: July 16, 6:45 AM, MDT, 450 South Fairgrounds Way, Price, UT

    Trip Leaders: Wanda Gayle and Howard Berkes

    Description: Spend two days on a Carbon County Recreation field trip to the Range Creek Wildlife Management Area. Meet in Price, UT, on July 16 and park your vehicle at the recreation center, then take a county van to the site. Carbon County provides lunch and dinner the first day; breakfast and lunch the second day. Participants must camp overnight. The campsite has portable toilets and fire rings but no other improvements and no water. Carbon County provides water in coolers and jugs. Walking to most sites is about 300 feet with little elevation gain. Return to Price via van on July 17 about 5 PM.

    Group limit: 20

    Cost: $200 per person

    COVID: To help protect the health and safety of all members participating in events sponsored by URARA, the following policy applies: Participants are strongly urged to be vaccinated with a full course of COVID shots and boosters.

    To register: You will not register through URARA. Call Aubrey Kirkwood, Carbon Country Recreation, at 435-636-3702 Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM MDT to register. Pay with a credit card.

    For questions: Contact Aubrey Kirkwood, Carbon Country Recreation, at 435-636-3702 Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM MDT or email aubrey.kirkwood@carbon.utah.gov. Or contact Layne Miller at 435-820-4326 or email at laynem@priceutah.net.

    • 21 Jul 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • Zoom online presentation
    Register

    Matthew Podolinsky, Assistant Coordinator for the Utah Cultural Site Stewardship program with SHPO

    Depreciative behaviors are unintentional actions by visitors that damage the resource or impact the experiences of others. Rock art in particular is highly susceptible to these types of behaviors and the damage may be permanent. As visitation to cultural sites, including rock art locations, increases, the opportunity for depreciative behavior likewise increases. While there is extensive research on moral- and threat-appeal messaging around natural resources, there has been surprisingly little research on these types of approaches around cultural resources. This study designed, installed, and assessed the effectiveness of a moral-appeal message using the Norm Activation Theory of Prosocial Behavior, the current Bureau of Land Management (BLM) threat-appeal message, and a no-message control at reducing depreciative behaviors at rock art sites. This research resulted in a significant decrease in depreciative behavior, specifically touching, when the moral-appeal message was installed. Surprisingly, this study found that the BLM threat-appeal message led to an increase in depreciative behaviors as compared to no-message control suggesting that current land management agencies should reevaluate their indirect management approach to protect remote rock art sites. This study strongly recommends replacing the current signs with moral-appeal messaging and investing in future research to preserve rock art.

    PLEASE NOTE: Although our current Zoom license limits us to 100 participants, we are not limiting the number of registrations. This means that the live presentation will be closed once the first 100 participants have logged on. Our experience has been that 20% to 30% of registrants don't attend the event, so even if we exceed 100 registrations, it is unlikely that we will exceed 100 participants. If you are unable to log in because we've reached our maximum number of participants, you will still be able to watch the recorded video once it is posted on the URARA Member's web page a day or two after the live presentation.

    • 26 Aug 2022
    • 28 Aug 2022
    • Nine Mile Canyon

    Registration not yet available.

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