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Release Date: 10/17/13
Contacts: Rachel Tueller, Public Affairs Officer    
  Phone: 435-688-3303 or E-mail:    

Limited Brown Bag Lecture Series Begins Friday October 18 2013
With the Spectrum's Own Outdoor/Travel Writer Brian Passey

St. George, Utah—The Bureau of Land Management and it’s partners will again host the popular Brown Bag Lecture series which provides unique opportunities for members of the public to learn more about the area’s natural resources and public lands. Speakers including geologists, range specialists, biologists, archaeologists, rangers and other specialists who will 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 the resources and related issues to the community’s doorstep.

Spectrum Features Reporter and USA Today Correspondent Brian Passey will kick off the limited 2013-2014 season tomorrow,FridayOctober 18, 2013. Known among Southern Utah audiences as one of The Spectrum’s best, seasoned, outdoor & travel columnists, writer Brian Passey will share a vast array of compelling photos and stories recapping his many adventures throughout Southern Utah and beyond.

The lecture, which begins at noon and lasts one hour, will be 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 or call 435-688-3200.

The lecture series is sponsored by the Dixie/Arizona Strip Interpretive Association, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service.  The 2013-2014 will be limited to fewer programs that previous years but will continue on a bi-monthly basis.

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: 10-17-2013