ZION CANYON'S COTTONWOOOD TREES AND THE CCC
APRIL 12, 2014
The Civilian Conservation Corp's project to armor the Virgin River in the 1930's affected Zion Canyon's beloved cottonwood trees in ways that no one anticipated. This class will focus on what happened and why. We will meet at the Zion Lodge and walk the river surveying the impacts of the CCC's project on the Virgin River riparian ecosystem. We will then take a short drive just outside the canyon to Coal Pitts Wash and to adjacent Mosquito Flats where we will compare the cottonwood forest, the flood plain, and the riverbank looking for indicators of riparian health. There will be an indoor component between hikes when we will view a short documentary by a local filmmaker on the role of the CCC in Southern Utah.
INSTRUCTOR: Kathleen Kavarra Corr
MEETS: 9 am
AGES: 16 and older
This course offers an easy to moderate difficulty rating
Price: US $60.00