Past Event

Death Valley: Wildflowers, Canyons, and Controversy

Death Valley: Wildflowers, Canyons and Controversy?

Frank Ackerman, Retired National Park Ranger, Death Valley; Curator of Education, Nevada State Railroad Museum

Many think of Death Valley as a land of geological wonder and remarkable wildflowers, but few know its protection has not been simple. Ackerman will speak about the conflicting forces driving decisions made in Death Valley, part of the National Park Service for nearly 80 years. Ackerman will discuss policies on mining and groundwater extraction, the effects on the region, and where the preservation mandate is paradoxically in conflict with itself.

Ackerman is also leading the Club’s trip to Death Valley in March. Learn about the trip here.

Location: SF Club Office?
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking, 6 p.m. program ?
$20 standard, MEMBERS FREE, $7 students

September 19, 2011