Martin Lockley Comments on Damage to Mill Canyon Dig Site

Published: Feb. 17, 2022

An important dig site on BLM land where Martin Lockley, Professor Emeritus of Geography and Environmental Sciences, has been leading a scientific study since 2013 has been compromised by a construction project. The Utah site is about half a hectare and was once the location of an ancient lake. It preserves tracks of about 10 species, including dinosaurs such as the hadrosaur and a feathered dromaeosaur, as well as crocodiles and birds. “Other large well-known track sites maybe just have three or four” kinds of animals, Lockley says. “It has a very high diversity of tracks.”

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