The national park idea as practiced in the United States is now more
than a century old. Are the ideas
underlying early twentieth century assumptions still valid? What can national parks realistically hope to
achieve in a time of climate change and biological collapse? Join William C. Tweed, former Chief Park Naturalist and park historian at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, as he discusses these questions and more.
Following the lecture, Tweed will be available to sign his book, Uncertain Path: A Search for the Future of National Parks.
About Crown Jewels
Wednesdays to Sundays, 11 am to 5 pm
Presidio Trust Headquarters, 103 Montgomery Street, Presidio
Explore the challenges and triumphs of national parks around the world through Crown Jewels, a new exhibit at the Presidio presented by the Presidio Trust. Crown Jewels showcases five international parks through the eyes of experts, each with a lifetime’s work in that part of the world. Through narratives and striking photographs, learn about the challenges facing protected areas in Tibet, East Africa, Italy, Amazonia, and Australia. The exhibit is accompanied by a lecture series that invites the public to hear these remarkable stories from the researchers themselves.
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