Acclaimed Bellingham writer and fly fisher discusses life of conservation pioneer at WWU event

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.

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