News and Outreach Events 2018

January 2018

Update to the SVP Lawsuit: In December 2017, the White House announced that it would reduce the boundaries of both monuments, thus removing literally hundreds of scientifically important paleo localities from the protection and the funding associated with monument status. The Society, along with partner organizations, has filed lawsuits to reverse this decision because of its impact on science. Read more about this lawsuit.

Grand Staircase, Home to Countless Dinosaur Fossils, Could Be Destroyed by Mining

(Op-Ed) By P. David Polly, President of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology | November 30, 2017

Quoting Live Science Magazine, "President Donald Trump is expected to make a big announcement in Utah this Monday (Dec. 4), where he will detail the government’s plan to shrink two of the state's national monuments: Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears, according to news sources." Read more about Grand Staircase Escalante and Bears Ears