Imagine the Bay Area before European contact…

Monday Oct 18 2010   18:00:00
University Press Books  , Berkeley, CA  map

Monday, October 18 at 6:00 p.m.
Laura Cunningham
, author and artist of State of Change: Forgotten Landscapes of California, will give a slideshow presentation of her representation of the Bay Area before European contact.
University Press Books, 2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Free and open to the public; for more information visit University Press Books.

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