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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Arizona Strip District
 
Release Date: 10/30/13
Contacts: Rachel Tueller , 435-688-3303 , rtueller@blm.gov

Solstice and Equinox Featured in Brown Bag Lecture Series Continues


St. George, Utah — Every first and third Friday, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and its partners host the popular “Brown Bag Lecture Series,” which provides unique opportunities for 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 into subjects tied to the Arizona Strip and surrounding public lands.  The lectures make the best information from top experts readily available, enhancing the discovery process and enjoyment of public lands for outdoor enthusiasts.

On Nov 1, 2013, join Paul Taylor as he takes an in-depth look at solstice and equinox events at archaeological sites such as Land Hill.  Taylor is a voluntary site researcher for the BLM St. George Field Office.  He developed a passion for archaeological research as a youth as he observed his father, an archaeologist, during field studies throughout the Southwest and Mexico.  Taylor has studied the solstices and equinox interactions at Land Hill for the past six years and has lectured on his findings dozens of times to students and faculty at Dixie State University.

The lectures, which begin at noon and last one hour, are at the Interagency Information Center, 345 E. Riverside Drive, St. George, Utah.  Admission is free, but space is limited.  To get tickets, visit the Interagency Information Center or call 435-688-3200.  The Brown Bag Lecture Series is sponsored by the BLM Arizona Strip District, BLM St. George Field Office, National Park Service, Dixie National Forest’s Pine Valley Ranger District, Dixie-Arizona Strip Interpretive Association (D/ASIA), and Southern Utah Conservation Lands Friends (SUNCLF).



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 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Arizona Strip District   345 E. Riverside Dr.      St. George, UT 84790  

Last updated: 10-30-2013