Upcoming Speakers and Events:
August 28 Greg Reith with Heartland Farms
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Red Cliffs Desert Reserve
Today's speakers were Tom and Denise Webster. Tom is a retired Air Force officer who is now working part time for the past four years at the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve. Denise is a Reserve volunteer. They shared information about the reserve and brought a couple of turtles and a gila monster to help keep us awake.
The Reserve was established in 1996 to protect a large, diverse, and functional expanse of habitat capable of sustaining wildlife populations threatened by rapid development and habitat loss across Washington County in southwestern Utah. Located immediately adjacent to several growing communities, the Reserve also protects the cities’ scenic red rock backdrop and an increasingly popular area for recreation.
The Reserve spans across the north central portion of Washington County in southwest Utah. It is approximately 20 miles wide and 6 miles deep. The Reserve is north of Ivins, Santa Clara, St. George and Washington City, south of Leeds, and west of Hurricane and LaVerkin. The Reserve is trisected by Highway 18 in the west and I-15 in the east. There are many access points and trails for recreational opportunities within the Reserve.
For more information visit their website.