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Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute

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October 2018

Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy

October 18, 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, 1411 Ellis Ave.
Ashland, WI

In this public presentation, Tim Palmer will share stories and photos from his book Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy. Published in 2017, Palmer’s book examines and celebrates the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, which was established 50 years ago. 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…

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November 2018

Heather Swan Reading & Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award Presentation

November 5, 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, 1411 Ellis Ave.
Ashland, WI
Heather Swan in Beesuit

On the evening of November 5th, Heather Swan will be presented with the 2017 Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award and read from her book Where Honeybees Thrive: Stories from the Field. Swan will also be available after the reading to sign copies of her book. Heather Swan is the author of Where Honeybees Thrive: Stories from the Field, winner of the 2017 Sigurd F. Olson Award for Nature Writing. Her nonfiction has appeared in such places as Aeon, ISLE,…

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