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Natural History and Nature’s Future with Daniel Mathews

  • The Mountaineers - Goodman Room 7700 Sand Point Way Northeast Seattle, WA, 98115 United States (map)

Daniel Mathews will start with highlights from his 2017 book, “Natural History of the Pacific Northwest Mountains”. He will then preview the book he’s currently working on —"Trees In Trouble: Western Landscapes At Risk”. In this book, Daniel attempts to answer some questions that many of us have been asking ourselves: how is our beloved natural world going to change in a changing climate? How green will it still be after 30 more years of megafires and insect epidemics? What policies offer any prospect of protecting forest integrity from the inevitable effects accompanying climate change?

Daniel Mathews is a science writer probably best known, around here, for his book, “Cascade-Olympic Natural History”. At North Cascades National Park, backcountry rangers call it, The Bible. He has also had a hand in several other well-known, broad-coverage field guides, including one guide to things you can see from a jetliner window. Aside from books, he has written interpretive signs for nature parks and has worked as a naturalist-guide on cruise ships and on backpacking trip seminars organized by the North Cascades Institute. For parts of two summers he served as fire lookout at Desolation Peak. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife Sabrina. “Trees in Trouble” is due out for publication next year. Copies of Mr. Mathews book, "Natural History of the Pacific Northwest Mountains” will be available for sale after his talk.

Thursday, April 5 7:00pm,
Mountaineers Program Center, Seattle, Goodman Room

Doors open at 6:00 PM for the Native Plant Identification Workshop; Program
begins at 7:00 PM.

Refreshments, Public Invited, Admission is free.
Donations are appreciated!