Author, outdoorsman and fly fisher Steve Raymond explores the life and impact of British Columbian conservationist Roderick Haig-Brown during an Aug. 3 presentation at Western Washington University.
Raymond’s talk, titled “Return to the River: Exploring the Literary Legacy of Roderick Haig-Brown,” takes place from 1-3 p.m. in the Special Collections section on the sixth floor in WWU’s Wilson Library. Haig-Brown has been celebrated for his pioneering conservation principles. In 1997, BC Parks established Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park along 11 miles of the Adams River near Kamloops.
Raymond, who has written a number of acclaimed works on fly fishing, was born in Bellingham in 1940. After graduating from the University of Washington, he worked as a journalist for the Seattle Times. He has received multiple awards throughout his life, including the Roderick Haig-Brown Award of the Federation of Fly Fishers and the Letcher Lambuth Angling Craftsman Award of the Washington Fly Fishing Club.
The free Aug. 3 presentation also features tours of WWU’s fly-fishing collection, which includes historical books, audio and video personal interviews and artifacts. For more information, contact Tamara Belts at 360-650-3193.