2/2/15 – Press Release from Bureau of Land Management:

February 2015 Brown Bag Lecture Series to Highlight Utah’s Air Quality, Kanab’s Legends of the West Festival and the Lifestyle of a Grand Canyon Boatman

St. George, Utah—Every Friday of the month, the Dixie Arizona Strip Interpretive Association, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and Forest Service host the popular Brown Bag Lecture series. The lectures provide unique opportunities for members of the public to learn more about the area’s natural resources and public lands. Speakers include geologists, range specialists, biologists, archaeologists, rangers and others who delve more deeply into subjects tied to the Arizona Strip and surrounding public lands. The lectures bring the resources and public lands issues to the community’s doorstep, benefiting those who want to learn more about the region’s remote and rugged landscapes, cultures and people.

The lectures, which begin at noon and last one hour, are held at the Interagency Information Center, located at 345 E. Riverside Drive in St. George, Utah.  Admission is free, but space is limited for this popular lecture series. To obtain tickets visit the Interagency Information Center at 345 East Riverside Drive, St. George, Utah or call 435-688-3200.

February 2015

Feb. 6    By making small, daily changes, Utahns can reduce their emissions by more than two tons annually. Come learn more about the small but simple efforts one person can make to improve Utah’s air quality with Ted Wilson, Executive Director Utah Clean Air (UCAIR). Mr. Wilson’s experience with statewide resource issues stem from his previous work as the former Environmental Adviser to Utah Governor Gary Herbert, Director of University of Utah’s Hinkley Institute of Politics, and Mayor of Salt Lake City.
Feb. 13 After retiring from a rich career of nearly 40 years with the Bureau of Land Management, former Arizona Strip District Manager Scott Florence, was asked by the BLM Washington D.C. Office to study wild horse and burro management. Join Florence as he presents his findings.
Feb. 20 Houston’s Trails End restaurant in Kanab has earned a name with many who favor hearty home cooking and savory fare. But owner Robert Houston is known for more than the restaurant these days. As the founder of Kanab, Utah’s annual “Western Legends Round Up”, Houston is a passionate advocate of Kanab, Utah. Today Houston serves as the Mayor of Kanab. Join Houston as he presents information on the history of this fascinating, once-famous western movie town, the restoration of the Paria movie set, and the Western Legends Round Up held in August.
Feb. 27 Latimer Smith is the past president of The Grand Canyon Boatmen Association.  Latimer grew up between two worlds; Kanab, Utah and on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon.  Smith has spent the majority of his adult life on rivers in the United States especially the Grand Canyon. Join Smith to learn more about the exciting world of this region’s river runners.