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NEWS RELEASE · 13th June 2013
Heritage Park Museum
Wade Davis Speaks About the Sacred Headwaters in Terrace Saturday, June 15th

On Saturday evening, Terrace residents will have the chance to hear internationally renowned author Wade Davis speak about the campaign to save the Sacred Headwaters. Davis is giving a public lecture entitled 'The Sacred Headwaters: The Fight to Save the Stikine, Skeena and Nass' at 7:00 p.m. at the R.E.M. Lee Theatre on Saturday, June fifteenth.

Davis is an ethnobotanist, anthropologist, and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence. He owns Wolf Creek Lodge in the Stikine, the closest private holding to the Sacred Headwaters. His opposition to development in the headwaters of the Stikine, Skeena, and Nass Rivers, however, transcends the personal: he maintains that the landscape is “as beautiful as anything [he’s] ever seen” in all his years of visiting remote and rugged places as an Explorer-in-Residence for National Geographic.

“The northwest corner of British Columbia is one of the last wild landscapes remaining in the world and it would behoove us to appreciate it more,” he told interviewer Carol Linnitt in January 2013.

Tickets for Davis’s talk are $25 in advance at Misty River Books, or $10 for students (both high school and post-secondary). The lecture is the keynote address of the BC Museums Association’s 2013 Annual General Meeting. For the first time, Terrace will host museum, gallery, and archives professionals from across the province.

According to BCMA Vice President Peter Ord, “the central theme is exploring the people and places that make the sacred landscapes and cultural geography of Northern BC so unique, and how to promote it to the world!” All workshops are also open to the public. Please visit www.museumsassn.bc.ca for information or to register.