King Sequoia at Bill Lane Center for the American West

Thursday Oct 13 2016   12:00 PM
Bill Lane Center for the American West  Room: Shriram 262, 443 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA  map

Former park ranger and chief naturalist of the National Park Service William C. Tweed will discuss the surprising history of America’s relationship with the Big Trees of California and sign copies of his new book King Sequoia. Free and open to the public.

William C. Tweed

William C. Tweed brings humans closer to nature using the knowledge and skills he developed during thirty years as a chief naturalist, historian, and writer with the National Park Service. His published works include Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks: The Story Behind the Scenery (KC Publications, 1980); Challenge of the Big Trees: A Resource History of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (coauthored with Larry Dilsaver, Sequoia Naturalist History Association, 1990); Death Valley and the Northern Mojave: A Visitor’s Guide (coauthored with Lauren Davis, Cachuma Press, 2003); and Uncertain Path: A Search for the Future of National Parks (University of California Press, 2010). Tweed makes his home in Bend, Oregon.