Celebrating and Saving the Great Utah Outdoors

Aug 2, 2012

We're spending our time discussing the outdoors Thursday on Access Utah. First on the program we discuss the aspen trees on Monroe Mountain in Central Utah.  Elk, cattle and sheep arrived in the '80s and eat the shoots of young aspen stands. If the trend continues, there may not be any new trees, and the area could be taken over by sagebrush. Ranchers, environmentalists, State and Federal workers are all gathering to find ways to help the trees.

In the second half of the program, we celebrate Capitol Reef National Park's 75th Anniversary today. August 2, 1937 Franklin Roosevelt made Capitol Reef a national monument. in 1971 President Nixon dubbed it a national park. This weekend, the park hosts musicians, geologists, and more to celebrate it's history.

For event times and listings, you can visit their website.