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Release Date: 01/28/13
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February 2013 Brown Bag Schedule

February 1:  "Antarctica."   This remote, polar continent has captured national attention in the news recently due to global warming issues.  Learn what makes this part of Earth unique from scientist Michael Anderson who has conducted first-hand research of this chilling and inhospitable environment. 

February 8:  “Southern Utah’s Bad Boys.”   Join author Leo Schafer for a glimpse back in time and a more candid look at some of the more colorful characters from Utah’s Dixie who were less than saintly. Schafer’s tales highlight some of the adventures of these rabble-rousing ruffians who lived freely and were often one step ahead of the law. 

February 15:  “A Color Country Sampler.”  Locally renowned for his enthusiasm and involvement in many epic, outdoor adventures, Bo Beck will delight the audience with an armchair hike through some of the most spectacular trails.  Beck, author of “Favorite Hikes In and Around Zion National Park,” will share stories, experiences, photographs, and observations which are sure to enhance your appreciation for the land we know and love as “Color Country”.

February 22:   “The Tectonic History of the Southwest.”   Join locally renowned scientist Marc Deshowitz for a fascinating scientist view and geological explanation about how the forces within the earth have molded our regions’ mountainous areas and formed the unique and spectacular landscape that we call home.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2014, the BLM generated $5.2 billion in receipts from public lands.

Last updated: 01-28-2013