In this edition of This Green Earth, Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson first speak with Chris Crockett, an aquatic biologist with the Utah Department of Wildlife Resources. Crockett specializes in amphibians and discusses the re-introduction of the Columbia Spotted Frog into Swaner Preserve. After that, Chris and Nell speak with Katy Wang of the Park City Film Series about their latest film, A Fierce Green Fire, a documentary about the origins of the environmental movement here in the U.S.
With more development, the addition of Canyons Golf Course and the possibility of more hot, dry summers ahead, the staff at the Swaner Preserve is concerned about maintaining enough water in our local streams to ensure the future viability of Park City's largest wetland. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.
The Swaner EcoCenter and Park City Municipal are hosting a panel discussion that's free to the public. The event on Tuesday, the 18th is looking at air quality issues around Park City and Summit County. Rick Brough has more.
Nell Larsen - who also serves as one of the co-hosts of This Green Earth, heard here on KPCW Tuesday mornings - has been named the new director of the Swaner Eco Center. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.