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Sigurd Olson Lecture Series: Wild California and the Antiquities Act

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Please join us on Monday, April 8 from 12–1 p.m. in the Seminar Room (R-380) at the Institute on the Environment for Wild California and the Antiquities Act: the 2024 installment of the Sigurd Olson Lecture Series. 

California is the most biologically diverse and populous state in the U.S., home to 100 federally recognized Tribes, and has 25 million acres of protected land. Speakers Nobby Riedy (WildSpaces) and Matt Keller (Resources Legacy Fund) will explore the Antiquities Act as a land preservation tool. National Monuments have a nearly 100-year history in California and have been essential in establishing the statewide network of protected landscapes.

This speaker series is organized by Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness and Save the Boundary Waters and sponsored by Northland College’s Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute and the Listening Point Foundation. Inspired by the conservation legacy of author and advocate Sigurd F. Olson (1899-1982), the series highlights conservation problems of national or global significance and approaches to achieve solutions. These events have occurred annually at universities and colleges across Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Visit https://www.savetheboundarywaters.org/SigurdOlson24 to learn more and RSVP for presentations in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth, Ely, Minnesota, and Ashland, Wisconsin.

Free and open to students and the public (RSVP encouraged but not required). All are welcome.



April 8
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Save the Boundary Waters
(218) 365-7808
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R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences
1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States