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Sorensen’s offers conservation program

Staff reports

In “Lifelines: The Case for River Conservation,” author Tim Palmer will present a new slide show highlighting the waters of the Sierra Nevada and addressing the problems and possibilities facing rivers nationwide.

Sorensen’s Resort in Hope Valley, winner of the international Conde Nast Traveler’s 1998 Ecotourism award, will host the slide show presentation at the Norway House at 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 25.

With vivid photos from mountains and waterways across the nation, Palmer will discuss the natural resource values of these waterways, the threats that they face, and the people who champion better stewardship of these special places.

“I am looking forward to this slide show, not only because Tim is an excellent photographer, but the photos remind us how important it is to take care of these special places for future generations,” said Laurel Ames, executive director of the Sierra Nevada Alliance.

Palmer has written 12 books on the environment and the outdoors, including “The Sierra Nevada: A Mountain Journey,” “California’s Threatened Environment” and “Stanislaus: The Struggle for a River.” He has worked for 30 years in river and mountain conservation in all areas of the United States and is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from American Rivers, the National Outdoor Book Award for his book about the Columbia River and the Perception River Conservationist of the Year Award in 1999.

Involved in California conservation issues since the 1970s, Palmer has traveled and photographed extensively in the Sierra Nevada and has canoed or rafted on more than 300 different rivers nationwide.

A $10 donation at the presentation is suggested to support the work of the Sierra Nevada Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the natural environment of the Sierra Nevada for future generations while ensuring healthy and sustainable communities.