Southern Utah Museum of Art and Cedar Breaks National Monument Present Selected Artists for Chasing Light Plein Air Festival

The Southern Utah Museum of Art and Cedar Breaks National Monument are proud to announce the artists selected for Chasing Light Plein Air Festival and Sale held on July 3rd through 8th.

Outdoor Engagement Director Receives National Park Service Award

The National Park Service (NPS) recognized Southern Utah University’s Director of Outdoor Engagement, Dr. Briget Eastep, as a recipient of the 2016 Director’s Partnership Award. The Director’s Partnership Award is a distinguished honor from Jonathan B. Jarvis, director of the NPS.

Southern Utah University’s Outdoor Education Series

Southern Utah University is sponsoring a free Outdoor Education Series starting September 15 and running through December 8. The one-hour lecture series will highlight outdoor opportunities from experts in the field. The OES is every other Thursday at 11:30 a.m. in the SUU Sharwan Smith Student Center Living Room (unless otherwise noted).

Dixie National Forest, Southwest Wildlife Foundation, SUU Partner to host Cedar City BioBlitz Festival

The Dixie National Forest, Southwest Wildlife Foundation and Garth and Jerri Frehner Museum of Natural History at Southern Utah University with funding from National Geographic have partnered to host the first Cedar City BioBlitz at Cedar Canyon Nature Park August 26-27th.

Conserving Native American History

Through a collaborative partnership between Southern Utah University and the Frontier Homestead State Park (FHSP), a new Native Heritage Exhibit has been added to the museum.

University Wide Field Trip Celebrates the National Park Service Centennial

Southern Utah University will participate in the National Park Service Centennial on August 25 with an institutional wide effort, SUU Day in the Parks. The entire SUU community of students, faculty, and staff are invited to spend the centennial exploring the amazing parks and recreational areas surrounding campus.


Original art, live music, traditional craft demonstrations, and a horseshoe tournament combine to celebrate the diverse heritage of southern Utah.

Arbor Day Observed: Dixie National Forest Plants 98,633 Trees Restoring Wildfire Areas

Are you planting trees for Arbor Day? The Dixie National Forest has been observing both Arbor Day and Earth Day this April, planting 98,633 ponderosa tree seedlings to restore disturbed areas across the Forest.


Springtime is a beautiful time of year to get outdoors and visit the Dixie National Forest.

Cedar City is the Gateway to the Parks

As we celebrate the first 100 years of the National Park Service, enjoy a look back at the vital role Cedar City, the Union Pacific Railroad and the Utah Parks Company played in the early years.