Native American habitation on Arizona Strip the topic of Brown Bag lecture Friday

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ST. GEORGE — Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument archeologist David VanAlfen will discuss early Native American habitation on Mt. Trumbull and the Arizona Strip Friday as part of the Brown Bag Lecture Series.

Each Friday, the Dixie Arizona Strip Interpretive Association, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and the U.S. Forest Service host the popular Brown Bag Lecture series at the Interagency Information Center at 345 E. Riverside Drive in St. George.

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. Admission is free, but space is limited.

  • Jan. 23Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument Archeologist David VanAlfen will discuss early Native American habitation on Mt. Trumbull and the Arizona Strip.
  • Jan. 30:  Join Milt Thompson of Dixie Four Wheel Drive to learn about some of the most spectacular backcountry areas to explore in southern Utah and northern Arizona.
  • Feb. 6: By making small, daily changes, Utahns can reduce their emissions by more than two tons annually. Come learn more how to improve Utah’s air quality with Ted Wilson, executive director of the Utah Clean Air Partnership, or UCAIR.
  • Feb. 13: 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: Join Robert Houston, owner of Trail’s End restaurant in Kanab, 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 in August.
  • Feb. 27: Latimer Smith is the past president of the Grand Canyon Boatmen Association, and grew up in Kanab and on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. Join Smith to learn more about the exciting world of this area’s river runners.

Event details

  • What: Brown Bag Lecture Series
  • When: Jan. 23 at noon
  • Where: Interagency Information Center, located at 345 E. Riverside Drive in St. George, Utah.
  • To obtain free tickets, visit the Interagency Information Center or call 435-688-3200.

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