The Faces of Big Springs


Mel Bramley

By Cathey East | March 7, 2017 | Comments Off on Mel Bramley

Time at Big Springs: Summer of 1960 Position: Timber Stand Improvement (TSI) Crew Member Today Mel Bramley currently resides in Mesa, Arizona where he has had his veterinary practice for many years. But during the summer of 1960, at the tender age of 20, he worked at Big Springs for the U.S. Forest Service where…

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Jeanne O’Connor

By Cathey East | March 7, 2017 | Comments Off on Jeanne O’Connor

Time at Big Springs: Summer of 2016 Position: Forest Service Trails and Recreation Intern employed through ACE (Arizona Conservation Experience) Jeanne comes to Big Springs from Bellmore, Long Island, New York. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in metalsmithing with a minor in psychology from the State University of New York at New…

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Preplanning for the Fall Turkey Hunt

By Cathey East | July 1, 2017

    Turkey hunting should be good this fall! We spotted at least 10 poults with 3 hens on FS 425 the other day. They were so cute.

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Watch Out, Grass!

By Cathey East | June 27, 2017

Yesterday, we made a trip to St. George to pick up the new riding lawn mower for Big Springs. Tim is one happy guy!

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Butterfly Party at Big Springs!

By Cathey East | June 18, 2017

Watering the lawn with the spring water not only keeps the grass looking great, but is always an invitation to the butterflies and moths to hang out. If you disturb them, it is like being in a cloud of butterflies.  

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My Forest Bouquet

By Cathey East | June 17, 2017

    Kaibab National Forest is not just trees. It never ceases to amaze me when we are out and about how many different varieties of flowers we see. The forest gives me a bouquet, each and every time. It always puts a smile on my face. I hope this puts a smile on your…

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What Do You Mean It’s Already June 15???!!!

By Cathey East | June 15, 2017

I can’t believe the time is going by so fast. How did it get to be the middle of June already? We have been busy at Big Springs this season. The word is getting out about how amazing this place is. As crazy as this might sound, Big Springs has a special aura that envelopes…

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Another Magical Morning at Big Springs

By Cathey East | June 2, 2017

It doesn’t get much better than this. Time at Big Springs is time well spent. To plan your Big Springs get away, click HERE.

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