Brown Bag Lecture Series offers ‘Armchair Tour of Scenic Byway 12’

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ST. GEORGE – This Friday at noon, the Bureau of Land Management and its partners host the Brown Bag Lecture Series lunch, with Ken Sizemore, executive director of the Dixie/Arizona Strip Interpretive Association, continuing “An Armchair Tour of Scenic Byway 12” from the last Brown Bag Lecture.  As a member of the Scenic Byway 12 committee, Sizemore’s love and enthusiasm for the scenery and discoveries along the route is inspiring.

The winding, pastoral route is rich with atmosphere, from the quaint towns and rural stores to the red rock hoodoos and sage-studded desert floors that dot the meandering highway east of Bryce Canyon National Park. Enjoy through Sizemore’s eyes this gorgeous route, voted by Forbes as one of “America’s Best Snowy Drives.”

Lectures are held at the Interagency Information Center, located at 345 East Riverside Drive in St. George. Admission is free, but space is limited, therefore obtaining advance tickets is recommended – Telephone  435-688-3200.

The Brown Bag Lectures offer 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 other specialists who delve more deeply into subjects tied to the Arizona Strip and surrounding public lands. For those who want to learn more before venturing out or are otherwise unable to access some of these remote and rugged landscapes, the lectures are an excellent way to bring their resources and related issues to the community’s doorstep.

The lecture series is sponsored by the BLM, D/ASIA, the National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service.

Event details and contact information

  • Date: March 21
  • Time: Noon
  • Location: Interagency Information Center, 345 East Riverside Drive, St. George
  • Admission: Free
  • Contact/more info: Interagency Information Center – 435-688-3200

About the BLM

The BLM manages more land — 245 million acres — than any other federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 western states, including Alaska. The BLM, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation.

The BLM’s multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The BLM accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural and other resources on public lands.

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