Zion Canyon Riparian Ecosystem
April 27, 2013
The role of historical geography and the CCC have had important impacts on the Virgin River riparian ecosystem in Zion Canyon. After an indoor session, we will take the park shuttle to Zion Lodge, and will survey the Virgin River riparian ecosystem in this area and further up canyon. We will then travel to Coal Pits Wash and to adjacent Mosquito Flats where we will compare the riparian forest, the flood plain, and the riverbank of the Virgin River in these different areas looking for indicators of change and riparian health. There will be an indoor component to this course where we will view an excellent 40 minute documentary recently made by a local filmmaker on the role of the CCC in Southern Utah. The hiking difficulty for this class is rated as easy to moderate.
INSTRUCTOR: Kathleen Kavarra Corr
AGES: 16- and older
MEETS: 9 am at the Zion National Park Human History Museum
This course offers an easy to moderate hiking difficulty rating.
Price: US $60.00