Return of the Bear: Plans for a 21st Century Public Watershed Park and Trail
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 7:00pm
Sierra College Natural History Museum, (916) 660-7926
The 2018-2019 lecture series of the Sierra College Natural History Museum continues Friday, October 26th at 7:00pm with Return of the Bear: Plans for a 21st Century Public Watershed Park and Trail, a presentation by Otis Wollan of the American River Watershed Institute. The presentation will be held in Sewell Hall (room 111) on the Sierra College-Rocklin Campus.
In the 19th and 20th centuries, the Bear River became the most industrialized river in the Sierra. But change is coming today that will transform the Bear River into one of our great rivers, with new public recreational access and a watershed trail. Take a visual tour from the Crest to the confluence with the Feather, and see how new ownership patterns and modern land use plans are changing the industrial river (including the fated Centennial Dam proposal) into a new gem-- the learning watershed.
Currently, Wollan serves as the President of the American River Watershed Institute. Previously, he spent over twenty years with the Placer County Water Agency, where he was elected Director five times. He has been a consultant on facilitation/mediation, project management, and organizational development to local governments, nonprofits, and corporations for forty years. Wollan is also a certified Qigong instructor and river guide.
This presentation is part of the Sierra College Natural History Museum’s 2018-2019 lecture series. Tickets are available at the door. Prices are General $5 / Students and Seniors $2 / Museum members free. All proceeds benefit the Sierra College Natural History Museum.
There is no charge for parking after 4 pm on Friday.