As visitation rises exponentially in the Moab area, so does graffiti and vandalism. Those who spend their time helping repair these injuries to public lands, often feel as though they’re chasing their tails. For every one incident of vandalism they fix, it seems another three appear. What we need, they say, is a change in behavior. Today on the newscast, we hear from regional experts about the importance of leaving no trace on our shared landscapes. Tune in.[Photo: Sand Flats Recreation Area Director Andrea Brand (left) shows graffiti removal experts Don Montoya and Sue Baril new vandalism on a rock panel]
To report vandalism on public lands:
Bureau of Land Management, Moab Field Office: Anyone who sees illegal activities or suspected vandalism should report it to the local field office (435 259-2100). If you suspect a crime in progress and you cannot reach the BLM office, please contact the Grand County Dispatch (435-259-8115).
National Park Service: To aid an investigation or report something suspicious in any National Park Service site anonymously, visit www.nps.gov/ISB and click “submit a tip.” You can also call 888-653-0009 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Message via Facebook @InvestigativeServicesNPS or Twitter @SpecialAgentNPS.