Photo of Cedar Breaks
Cedar Breaks - Photograph by John Guyon

62nd Western International Forest Disease Work Conference (WIFDWC)

Cedar city, utah

R. Haze Hunter Conference Center, Southern Utah University

September 8-12, 2014

Cedar City, Utah is in Iron County, Utah, United States, 250 miles south of Salt Lake City, and 180 miles north of Las Vegas on Interstate 15. It is the home of Southern Utah University, the Utah Shakespeare Festival, the Utah Summer Games, the Neil Simon Theatre Festival, and other events. In 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated Cedar City's population to be 29,213. The climate in Cedar City is high desert at 5200', and the highest elevations we will see on the field trip will exceed 10,000 feet. The weather pattern in September is highly variable, but commonly you can expect temperatures in the 70-80's in town and 60's up on the plateau. Afternoon rain showers frequently occur.