The National Park Service has scheduled a public hearing for Thursday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. to discuss rock climbing in the City of Rocks National Preserve - a popular climbing area near Burley, Idaho.

The meeting will be held in the East Ballroom of the student union building at the University of Utah.Utah climbers will meet at 6:30 p.m. for an informational meeting prior to the public hearing.

The National Park Service is drawing up a general management plan that will, among other things, protect historic pioneer signatures left on rocks in the national preserve.

For more information, contact Allen Sanderson, 583-3102.