Professor to Present on Geology of Canyonlands National Park, March 10
March 1, 2011 -- Thinking about that spring break trip? Consider exploring the geology of the Canyonlands National Park in Utah. Get a primer of the area from Western State College of Colorado (WSC) geology professor Rob Fillmore at his presentation, "A Broken Landscape: Geologic Evolution of the Needles area, Canyonlands National Park, Utah" on Thursday, March 10 at 7 p.m. in the South Conference Room of the College Center.
The Needles Pinnacles at Canyonlands National Park, Utah. Photo by WSC geology professor Rob Fillmore.
Using his beautiful photographs of the area, Fillmore will describe the recent geological history and evolution of the spectacular scenery of Canyonlands National Park. His presentation will focus on the area near the confluence of the Colorado and Green Rivers and the common origin for the rocks and structures of the Needles area, Cataract Canyon and the Meander anticline, a bizarre fold that faithfully follows the trace of the Colorado River.
Fillmore is the author of two books on the geology of the canyon country of the Colorado Plateau, including "Geology of the Parks, Monuments and Wildlands of Southern Utah," and the recently published "Geological Evolution of the Colorado Plateau of Eastern Utah and Western Colorado." In addition, Fillmore recently had several stories published in "Mountain Gazette." His photographs of the canyon country have been shown in galleries throughout the Gunnison Valley and in Moab, Utah.
This is the first program of the 2011 series @ Your Library … and Beyond! It is provided in partnership with the Friends of the Gunnison Public Library and Savage Library, Western State College of Colorado.