Huxley Speaker Series 11/1/18: Tim Palmer: Wild and Scenic Rivers

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Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 1:22pm

Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 4:30pm

Location: AW-204

Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy

Tim Palmer, author, photographer

Huxley Speaker Series

photo of Skagit River by Tim Palmer
photo by Tim Palmer

Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy, published in 2017 by Oregon State University Press, presents an illuminating portrait of the world's premier system for the protection of natural rivers. This book by award-winning author and photographer Tim Palmer reveals the history and essential policies of a unique program and showcases 160 spectacular color photos of designated rivers from all parts of the country.

book cover photo for Wild and Scenic Rivers by Tim Palmer

At this event Tim will show photos and tells stories about this vital rivers initiative. Please join us in celebrating this path-breaking approach to conservation as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act in 2018.

photo of Tim Palmer

Tim Palmer is the author and photographer of 26 books about rivers, the environment, and adventure travel. As a writer, citizen conservationist, and environmental planner he has been involved in the Wild and Scenic Rivers system almost since its founding. See his work at  


Complimentary Parking for the Huxley Speaker Series is available in Parking Lot 12A after 4:00 on Thursdays during Fall quarter.


The Huxley Speaker Series is hosted by Huxley College of the Environment, at Western Washington University.

The Series is free and open to the public. Presentations are held each Thursday at 4:30 in the Academic Center West (AW-204) on the WWU campus in Bellingham, WA.

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