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Join Broads and Grand Canyon Trust staff in the field collecting plant data to foster native plant communities in the Manti-La Sal National Forest.

Dates: August 1-7, 2013
Location: Manti-La Sal National Forest – near Huntington, UT
Cost: Member $170, non-member $195

Mary O'Brien of the Grand Canyon TrustJoin Broads Associate Director Rose Chilcoat and others to become part of a regional team of knowledgeable, passionate, and committed botany volunteers who will stop at nothing to provide plant identification for critical decisions on the Dixie, Fishlake, and Manti-La Sal National Forests and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. You will help the Grand Canyon Trust’s Forest Program staff, led by the truly GREAT Old Broad Mary O’Brien, with fieldwork to collect plant data that will be used strategically to increase protection and restoration of native plant communities on southern Utah public lands. If you don’t know how to identify plants yet, you will after this training!

Regional experts will provide a basic overview of plant taxonomy and common Utah plant families, with a focus on grasses, sedges, willows and exotic species. After two days of intensive training, we will dive right in to fieldwork. We’ll be in some gorgeous country including areas that have been ungrazed by livestock!

We’ll meet near Huntington at 3 p.m. and drive into the forest to select a campsite at about 8400 ft in elevation. We expect pleasant temperatures and afternoon thunderstorms. Space is limited so register now! Cost includes camping and six breakfasts and six dinners prepared by our camp cook (and former Executive Director) Ronni Egan.

To register, send full payment to the Broads office or go to our on-line payment page at greatoldbroads.org/events-payment. Questions? Contact Rose at rose@greatoldbroads.org or 970-385-9577.

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