Birthing Cave

The Birthing Cave, located Northwest of St. George, is frequently visited by Rock Art enthusiasts and others.  Early in 2007, the Rock Art in the cave experienced irreversible damage with logs stacked in front and spread in the cave and with fires started in the corner of the cave.  It's unfortunate, but the walking on the petroglyphs (on the floor) abuses them and the smoke in the cave damages the Pictographs on the walls and the ceiling. 

Maybe we will get lucky, and BLM will take action.  But more than likely there will be further damage from people who either don't know (haven't been educated about the importance of and the care of Rock Art) or don't care.  The "Bad Guys" have already found this cave as evidenced by the recent damage, now the BLM should try to protect the cave from further damage.  Signage with an explanatory statement regarding the importance of maintaining the site and the possible penalties if a criminal offense occurs would be a big improvement.  We'll see what the BLM does.


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