Thursday, September 22, 2016 7:30pm, Grass Valley, CA: Jordan Fisher Smith, author of the bestselling book Nature Noir will read from and discuss his new book Engineering Eden, the death of Harry Walker, and the fight over controlling nature. In the show’s second half he will be joined on the stage by Jason Mark, Sierra magazine editor and author of Satellites in the High Country for a discussion with the audience about the future of wilderness and national parks. Tickets are available online $20 member, $22 nonmember. For more information call the center at (530) 274-8384
Emmylou Harris and a Teddy Roosevelt impersonator celebrate a hundred years of the National Park Service at Yellowstone.
Grizzly attacks on humans in and around our national parks always make the news, but you’re more likely to be attacked by bison, or ticks. Here’s a guide for wary campers.
Although lodgings are difficult to get in the front-country during peak season in the most famous parks, it is no longer true that this has resulted in a decline in the condition of the parks. If you take a walk on a popular trail or go to see wildlife at Yellowstone, you are likely to see parks that are better cared for now than they were in 1972. At Yellowstone, if you know when and where to look, you can see every species of animal the park had in 1850.
“I think the questions I’ve raised in this book have never been conclusively answered. Nor should they be. They are more useful as questions we should always ask ourselves when we undertake these kinds of interventions.”