Friends of Fort Vancouver Blog
Jack Nisbet: Ancient Places
Jack Nisbet's book Ancient Places: People and Landscape in the Emerging Northwest, focuses on the discovery of the Willamette Meteorite by a Welsh farmer within the context of Ice Age floods that have shaped our current landscape, mining, tribal rights and land use issues.
Books will be available for purchase at the Friends Shop in the Visitor Center.
Mr. Nisbet will also be hosting an outdoor class for up to 25 people on March 29, 2017 from 1pm to 3pm. There is no fee for the class; although registration is required as places are reserved on a first come first serve basis by calling (360) 816-6244. The author will lead participants on a walk around the national park, using naturalist David Douglas as a lens for exploring the cultural and natural history of Southwest Washington The class will focus on flora and fauna studied by naturalist Douglas, as well as his relationship with tribal families and families of mixed ethnicity. Participants in the class will also explore David Douglas' personal story and the state of science at the time of his life.
Jack Nisbet has written a number of books on David Douglas, including The Collector: David Douglas and the Natural History of the Northwest and David Douglas: a Naturalist at Work, An Illustrated Exploration Across Two Centuries in the Pacific Northwest. Limited copies of both of these books are available at the Friends Shop.