Conserving America’s National Parks
Saturday, October 01 – 2 p.m.
Jewel Box Theater
Get outdoors, Nevada! Loss of wildlife species, droughts, severe fires, dominance of invasive plant & animal species, and climate change are among the many challenges defining contemporary conservation at the 100-year centennial of the National Park Service in 2016. However, thrilling outcomes of active conservation projects such as the largest removal of river dams in U.S. history provide hope for the future of parks. Written for readers with diverse backgrounds, wildland firefighter and environmental sciences educator Scott Abella’s new book Conserving America’s National Parks is richly illustrated with 247 photos, maps, and sketches and supported by over 350 scientific literature citations. Join Abella as he reveals what damage has been done and what efforts are being made to salvage our 408 national parks including those in Nevada.
A book signing will follow the presentation.