Yellowstone to Yukon Speaker SeriesAug 21, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
6 – 7 p.m.
Beer Garden Reception with Harvey Locke on the Sculpture Trail
7 – 8 p.m.
Harvey Locke Presentation
Carl Rungius’ Gift of Beauty and Life: The Influence of Art on Conservation from Yellowstone to the Yukon
Harvey Locke is a Banff-based conservationist, writer, and photographer who is a recognized global leader in the field of parks, wilderness and large-landscape conservation. Harvey is also the co-founder of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative and the global Nature Needs Half Movement. He has played a leadership role in many successful conservation campaigns to bring back bison in Banff National Park, the six-fold expansion of Nahanni National Park Reserve and he continues to work on the campaign to protect the Flathead Valley in British Columbia. Harvey has also been very involved in protecting key parcels of private land for wildlife movement in both Canada and the US and in promoting highway-crossing structures for wildlife. Harvey conceived and co-curated the Yellowstone to Yukon: The Journey of Wildlife and Art exhibit with the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole and the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in Banff National Park. Named one of Canada's leaders for the 21st century by Time Magazine, Harvey has been awarded the Fred M. Packard International Parks Merit Award by the IUCN, the J.B. Harkin Award for Conservation by CPAWS, the Gold Leaf Award by the Canadian Council on Ecological Areas, the Wilburforce Conservation Leadership Award, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. In 2018, he received an Honorary Degree from the University of Calgary Faculties of Science and Graduate Studies.
The next lecture in this series, Invisible Rivers Beneath our Feet, will be presented on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 by Dr. Ric Hauer, Professor and Director for the University of Montana's Center for Integrated Research on the Environment. Dr. Hauer will discuss the dramatic importance of gravel-bed river ecosystems to the wildlife of the Tetons.