Basin & Range 2022

Special Events
Jun 03, 2022 5:00 pm - Jun 05, 2022 10:00 pm


Basin & Range 2022, June 3-5, 2022 at Wasatch Mountain State Park

This seminar brings together students of nature, lay people and professionals for field studies at Wasatch Mountain State Park, Harvest Group Campsite, located in Midway, Utah.

Our purpose in offering this seminar is to provide participants with an opportunity to understand the unique environment that sustains us. We seek to illuminate relationships among plant life, animals, humans and the physical characteristics of mountains, deserts and water.

Participants accompany instructors for three hour classes in any of the six sessions: Saturday morning and afternoon, and Sunday morning. Saturday morning sessions begin at 9:00 a.m.; Saturday afternoon sessions begin at 1:00 p.m.; and the Sunday morning sessions begin at 8:00 a.m. Friday evening program focused on owls; Saturday evening there will be a potluck dinner at 6:00 p.m. followed by an evening program.  Parents are required to supervise their children.

The site is found in Wasatch Mountain State Park within the Wasatch Back area on the south and west edges of the Heber Valley in Wasatch County near the 2002 Olympic Biathlon site near Midway City. Attendees gather at the Solider Hollow group site at an elevation of ~ 5,900 feet. Limited hook-ups are available at this site. Registrants will receive directions to the campground by email after registering. The commute is approximately 45 miles and 50 minutes south & east of Salt Lake City.

Registration deadline is Friday, June 4, 2021. Class choices are honored on a first come first served basis. A letter confirming your registration and a detailed map to the campground will be sent via email. Notice of cancellation must be received by Friday, June 5 to receive a refund.

Register early for best class choices. Event limited to 50 attendees. Class sizes are limited and registrants may be re-assigned if needed.

Registration opens May 1, 2022.

Classes offered  


Home Is Where the Forest Is

Kathy Donnell

The Where, How, and Why of Bird Behavior

Cooper Farr

Reptiles & Amphibians of Northern Utah

Chris Frauenhofer

BeaUTAHful Wetlands (Swaner EcoCenter)

Hunter Klingensmith 

Geologic History of Wasatch Mt. State Park 

John Moellmer 

Bird Assemblages by Habitat 

Terri Pope 

Nature Journaling 

Amanda Sharette-Kay 


Faculty Biographies and Session Descriptions