Forgotten Landscapes of California: Fresno

Thursday Mar 17 2011   19:00:00
Fresno Art Museum  , Fresno, CA  map

Thursday, March 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Join the Fresno Historical Society, in partnership with CSUF’s Henry Madden Library, in welcoming Laura Cunningham, historical ecologist and author of A State of Change, and Robert Hansen, expert on the flora and fauna of the San Joaquin Valley, as they explore the forgotten landscapes of California. Using Cunningham’s evocative artwork of early landscapes, it will be an evening of imagining and discovering “wild California.” There will be a reception beforehand at 6:30 p.m. and a book signing will follow the conversation.
Fresno Art Museum, 2233 North First St., Fresno, CA 93728
$15 for Members of the Historical Society and Friends of the Madden Library, $20 for Non-Members; please RSVP as space is limited to (559) 441-0862 or

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Laura CunninghamLaura Cunningham, an artist and naturalist, studied paleontology and biology at the University of California, Berkeley, and has worked at various field biology jobs for the California Department of Fish and Game, the U.S. Geological Survey, and other organizations, getting to know such species as the Owens Valley pupfish, the southern California steelhead trout, the Yosemite toad, and the Panamint alligator lizard. Simultaneously, she has been studying and painting California’s historic and living wildlife, flora, and unique landscapes. She lives near Death Valley National Park, where she cofounded the group Basin and Range Watch to explore the historical ecology of the desert ecosystems of California and Nevada, and to protect them. Visit her blog at

Photo by Kevin Emmerich