The Once and Future Forest: The Mighty Redwood

Sunday May 05 2019   11:45 AM
David Brower Center - Goldman Theater  2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA  map

Ancient and mysterious as they are beautiful, the redwoods are an essential part of the California landscape. What are the inner workings of these giants, and what does the future hold? Save the Redwoods League and Heyday have produced a majestic, oversized, boxed book, The Once and Future Forest: California’s Iconic Redwoods, that showcases the grandeur of the redwood ecosystems, explores their history and significance, and looks toward a more ecologically informed future. Sam Hodder, executive director of the Save the Redwoods League, will moderate a conversation featuring contributors David Harris, writer; Greg Sarris, activist, author, and chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria; and David Rains Wallace, natural history writer and conservationist.

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A fourth-generation Californian and legendary antiwar activist, David Harris is a former contributing editor at Rolling Stone and the New York Times Magazine and the author of eleven books. His essay “My Redwood Confession” is featured in The Once and Future Forest.
Greg Sarris

Greg Sarris is currently serving his thirteenth term as Chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. He holds the Graton Rancheria Endowed Chair in Writing and Native American Studies at Sonoma State University, and his publications include Keeping Slug Woman Alive: A Holistic Approach to American Indian Texts (1993), Grand Avenue (1994), and Watermelon Nights (1999). Greg lives and works in Sonoma County. Visit his website at

David Rains Wallace has published over a dozen books on natural history and conservation, most recently the Official National Park Handbook for Yelllowstone. His third book, The Klamath Knot, won the John Burroughs Medal for Literature in 1984.