On October 1st, the Ecological Planning in Cities (EPIC) collaborative spent the afternoon learning about and observing avifauna habitat along the Jordan River in West Valley City, UT. Cooper Farr, a conservation scientist from Tracy Aviary, led the group through multiple bird habitats and discussed the challenges birds face due to increasing urbanization. The Jordan River plays a critical role in the Salt Lake valley hydrologic system and provides a myriad of ecosystem services. Spaces like these need to be conserved in order to protect the river from degradation. For more information on the Jordan River, visit the Jordan River Commission website here and the Tracy Aviary here.
EPIC visits the Jordan River!