Introducing the Basin and Range Dark Sky Cooperative

Ashley Pipkin, Natural Sounds and Night Skies Coordinator for the National Park Service’s Pacific West Region & Coordinator for the Basin and Range Dark Sky Cooperative Download a high quality pdf of this article here “People across the Basin and Range are becoming more and more aware of the amazing night skies that surrounds them….

The Great Basin Observatory

Aviva O’Neil, Great Basin National Park Foundation Executive Assistant & Great Basin Observatory Reach for the Stars Coordinator Download a high quality pdf of this article here “We have six organizations differing in size, location, and mission, but working together, united by a commitment to teach, learn, and discover. We cherish our shared privilege to…

The Every Kid Outdoors Initiative

Rose Smith, Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation Download a high quality pdf of this article here “The Office of Outdoor Recreation has been extremely impactful in developing recreation infrastructure around the state. The Every Kid Outdoors Initiative will help get our kids using the new infrastructure as well as our public lands.” – Tom Adams,…

IDA Chapters & Networking

Bettymaya FoottDirector of EngagementInternational Dark Sky Association Download a high quality pdf of this article here “Our goals are to advocate for the protection of the night sky, educate the public and policymakers about night sky conservation, promote environmentally responsible outdoor lighting, and empower the public with the tools and resources to help bring back…

Destination: Dark Skies

Flint Timmins, Destination Development Specialist, Utah Office of Tourism Read the full article below or click here for the original pdf “Without a plan in place, it is difficult for communities to preserve their amenities and achieve their desired future. The lack of tourism and dark skies planning can easily lead to light pollution, overcrowding, and ultimately…

The Cedar Breaks National Monument Master Astronomer Program

Zach SchierlFormer Education Specialist & Dark Skies CoordinatorCedar Breaks National Monument, Utah To access a high quality pdf of this article click here. “We recognized that in order to secure the best possible future for our night skies, we would need to take our dark sky message directly to the communities whose decisions about lighting…