What Our Forests Could Be on Oct 18th!

The Utah Art and Environment Collaborative is pleased to host a photographic series “What Our Forests Could Be.” Commissioned by the Grand Canyon Trust, this series examines the health and beauty of the few areas not heavily grazed by livestock in southern and central Utah, offering a poignant look at the relationship between humans, their cattle, and public lands.

In 2014, the Dixie, Fishlake, and Manti-La Sal National Forests of southern and central Utah are going to change their 1986 (27-year old) forest plan for how livestock will graze the forests. The beautiful photos of “What Our Forests Could Be” remind us that while livestock grazing is one multiple use on the forests, having some areas that are not grazed is important, just like it is important to have some roadless areas free of motorized vehicles and some areas where forests are not logged.

A set of comparison  photos (of nearby grazed areas) will be available for people to carry around in a pamphlet as they look at the photos of the ungrazed areas.

The photographers contributing to this exhibit include Ellen Morris Bishop, Whitman College geology professor, author, and photographer; Whitman College student Faith Bernstein;  international diver,  photographer and CSC digital platform manager Christopher Marin; and Wisconsinite Dave Barger who loves to depict the Southwest in photographs.

Please join us for this fascinating exhibit! Refreshments and finger food will also be available.

praying mantis

Praying mantis,
Dipping Vat Spring, Dixie NF exclosure

What: “What Our Forests Could Be” Gallery Stroll

When: Friday, October 18, 2013

Where: The Utah Art and Environment Collaborative: 824 S 400 W, Suite B-113 in Salt Lake City

Parking is available anywhere in the Artspace complex or on the street.  We are also only two blocks away from the 900 South Trax stop.


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