Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy

Announcement of slide show/seminar on September 11, 2018 at Lycoming College Heim Science Building G-11 Lecture Hall at 7:00 PM. Doors will open at 6:30 with free refreshments and an opportunity to meet the author.

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.

Tim will show photos and tells stories about this vital public initiative at 7:00 PM September 11, 2018 sponsored by The Lycoming College Clean Water Institute (CWI) and Jerry Walls, retired Executive Director of the Lycoming County Planning Commission. Please join us in celebrating this path-breaking approach to conservation as we near the 50th anniversary of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act in 2018.

Tim Palmer is the author and photographer of 25 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. After graduation from Penn State Tim worked as Environmental Planner for the Lycoming County Planning Commission. See his work at http://www.timpalmer.org.

Endorsements of Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy:
Tim Palmer has created a glorious book of photos, but Wild and Scenic Rivers is far more than that. Read it from cover to cover! All who shoulder responsibility for administering our wild and scenic rivers will find this narrative not just useful and entertaining, but also essential to what we do.
Chris Brown, Director, Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers, U.S Forest Service, retired.

With his book about our Wild and Scenic Rivers, Tim Palmer has made a great contribution to America. Having been directly involved in this program, I’m grateful that the legacy of all who have worked to protect these rivers will be known and appreciated. President Jimmy Carter.

There is magic in rivers and in the camera and pen of Tim Palmer. Read this book to understand how and why moving water has become a key component of our environmental ethic.
Dr. Roderick Frazier Nash, Professor Emeritus, University of California Santa Barbara and author of Wilderness and the American Mind.

Through a lifetime of passionate connection with the allure of moving water, Tim Palmer has achieved a rare and fluid eloquence in his words as well as his images.
Kevin Fedarko, author of The Emerald Mile.

Tim Palmer’s enchanting photographs and engaging story-telling remind me why saving free-flowing rivers from harm is essential. Read Tim’s book to be inspired!
Rebecca Wodder, former President and CEO, American Rivers.

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