166 - Natural History and Ecology of Logan Canyon Tour
July 19 - July 19
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Cost - $80.00
Maverik Football Stadium Parking Lot & ENGR 201 (TH only)
DEPARTING LOCATION - Maverik Stadium Parking Lot, NW corner. A walk around Tony Grove Lake provides an ideal setting for learning about the dominant plant communities, geologic history, and cultural practices that have shaped the landscape of the northern Wasatch Mountains. The terrain is steep and rocky, but we will keep to a trail that is fairly flat, and one that crosses a number of different kinds of habitats. The instructor is a retired professor of botany in the College of Natural Resources whose research had focused on the classification of North American flora and the distribution of native plants in Utah. Late July is the best time to witness a spectacular bloom and become familiar with the different species. Per person registration fee includes bus transportation, a boxed lunch and bottled water. Additionally a 1 hour class will be hosted the following day to highlight and review the experience. Please park in the North West corner of the Maverik Football Stadium parking lot to meet the bus. Enrollment limited to 32 registrants.
Course Instructor: Dr. Leila Shultz is an emeritus Professor of Botany in the College of Natural Resources. She has spent most of her career exploring and writing about plants of the Intermountain region. She was curator of the Intermountain Herbarium for the first 20 years of her professional career where she worked to build the collection. She is considered an authority on the taxonomy of sagebrush (Artemisia) and geography of the Utah flora.