Tim Palmer

Tim Palmer is the author of 23 books about rivers, conservation and the environment, including the acclaimed Rivers of America and Trees and Forests of America. His books, articles, slide shows to public audiences and lectures to college classes have reached tens of thousands of people over the past 30 years with an inspiring message about being engaged in the future and the fate of natural places.

As journalist Ted Williams wrote, “Tim’s tireless, eloquent advocacy for rivers and forests has made a huge difference ... I have long depended on Tim for information and inspiration.” And Rebecca Wodder of American Rivers said, “Tim is among the most gifted communicators I have had the pleasure of knowing.”

Tim has been involved in river conservation since 1970 and has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from American Rivers, the River Conservationist of the Year Award and other honors. Paddler magazine named him one of the “10 greatest river conservationists of our time” and one of the “100 great paddlers of the past century. He received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Pennsylvania State University and the communicator of the year award from the National Wildlife Federation in 2011.

For his writing he has received the National Outdoor Book Award, Independent Publishers Book Award and Director’s Award for the best book about a national park. His book of text and photos, California Wild, was awarded the Benjamin Franklin Publishing Award.

Tim speaks frequently to audiences and college classes nationwide and lives on the coast of southern Oregon.

See www.timpalmer.org


| September 6, 2015
The most shocking fact about earthquake and tsunami risks on the coast of Oregon is...

A quiet cove at the edge of the Pacific Ocean is heir apparent to the raging debate ove...

| December 2, 2014
Taxpayers are underwriting the destruction of our rivers' precious natural qualities...

| October 1, 2014
Reform of the Mining Law is urgent throughout the West. Even in Oregon—one of the less-mined states—lands and waters have endured wreckage at...

| September 6, 2014
On Sept. 3, America's Wilderness Act turned 50. For half a century the idea has endured, and thrived...

| September 4, 2014
Through the past two decades the Merced and all the National Wild and Scenic Rivers have survived unscathed through a political era when even the...

| August 28, 2014
In order to extract and export oil from the seeping black tar sands of Alberta, energy corporations insisted on...

| August 25, 2014
American Rivers has distinguished the San Joaquin River of California with the dubious title of "most endangered" river in the nation. Since 2009 the stream has...
Shasta Reservoir. Photo credit: Tim Palmer

| July 9, 2014
The saved water would allow California to cope with the reductions mandated by a harsher climate, and perhaps to buy some time to...

| July 5, 2014
This cherished region of Oregon and California does not have to be an impoverished and...

| June 26, 2014
Growing up near Pittsburgh, I found welcome refuge in the state forests and parks. The land around me...

| June 12, 2014
Beyond the world we know, in the shaded recesses of our highest mountains, lies another California. It's a world of...