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Panel on "Salmon, People, and Place"

Jim Lichatowich, fishery biologist and award-winning author, talks salmon recovery with science historian Carmel Finley

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Pacific salmon expert Jim Lichatowich will speak about his new book, Salmon, People, and Place: A Biologist’s Search for Salmon Recovery, published by Oregon State University Press, on January 15th at 7:00 p.m. at the Valley Library Rotunda. Science historian Carmel Finley will join Lichatowich for this engaging panel discussion.

Anyone concerned about the fate of the Pacific Northwest icon will want to hear Lichatowich’s perspective—that of an informed insider, a vigorous researcher, and a revelatory writer. Lichatowich, whose livelihood is bound up in the evolving state of salmon recovery, sees it as hampered, limited, and propagating the myth of salmon as “product.”

Together with Carmel Finley, science historian, professor at OSU, and the author of All the Fish in the Sea (University of Chicago Press, 2012) Lichatowich will present on how to push past what’s become the status quo in salmon recovery, addressing its problems and the potential for revitalization. Their conversation will revolve around the question: going forward, how can we best reciprocate the “gift” of salmon?

This event is free and open to the public. Audience members will have the opportunity to pose questions to the panel, purchase and have books signed, as well as partake in a dessert reception immediately following the event.

Jim Lichatowich will also present on Salmon, People, and Place earlier in the day, as a part of the OSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Seminar Series. His talk, “Salmon Management and Salmon Science at a Crossroads” will take place from 4-5 p.m. in Nash 206.

“Salmon, People, and Place” is available in bookstores, online at http://osupress.oregonstate.edu, or can be ordered by calling 1-800-621-2736.

For more information about Lichatowich and his book, to inquire about a review copy, or to schedule an interview, please contact Micki Reaman, 541-737-4620, micki.reaman@oregonstate.edu.

Valley Library (campus map)
The Rotunda
121 The Valley Library
Micki Reaman
micki.reaman at oregonstate.edu
OSU Press
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