Dark Sky Champions – Highlights from the 2020 Utah Outdoor Recreation Summit

Dark Sky Champions – Highlights from the 2020 Utah Outdoor Recreation Summit Two sessions featuring guest panelists from across Utah The Colorado Plateau Dark Sky Cooperative in collaboration with the National Parks Conservation Association helped to develop two “dark-sky-themed” sessions for Utah’s 2020 Outdoor Recreation Summit. Now that the Summit is over, we are thrilled to share…

A Cultural Connectedness to the Night Sky

Guest: Daniel Bulletts Special Projects Director, Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians Download a high quality pdf of this article here Paiutes have a saying “one person speaks, one person listens. Many people speak, many people listen.” So, in other words, one person can not do it alone and it will take many people to help…

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….

Dark Skies Paonia

Aaron Watson, Director of Dark Skies Paonia Download a high quality pdf of this article here “Most people who live in and around Paonia are interested in preserving the rural character and quality of life that have existed for generations. City light pollution does not fit into the description of what they want their home…

Southern Utah town has starring role in dark-sky movement

Torrey • Utah is emerging as a global leader in protecting dark skies from light pollution, attracting visits to the Colorado Plateau that during the next decade are expected to pump $2.5 billion into rural economies. Residents in several southern Utah communities have mounted a grass-roots push to retrofit old lighting outside homes, business and…