Terry Nelson is the author of the newly released “Big Trees of the Inland Temperate Forests of British Columbia” and will be speaking in the West Kootenays May 16, 2023. 

The Nelson Adventure Speaker Series has announced that conservationist and adventurer Terry Nelson will be visiting the West Kootenay city to promote his new book, Big Trees of the Inland Temperate Forests of British Columbia. He will speak on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. at the Nelson United Church located at 602 Silica Street. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m.

Terry will present photos and share anecdotes from his new Big Trees book, a richly-illustrated field guide and big tree compendium filled with facts and highlights from Terry’s five-year quest to document inland BC’s most awe-inspiring trees. His adventures extend to the upper reaches of the Robson Valley in the north, to the Cascade Highlands in the west, to the Rocky Mountains in the east, and along the US border in the south.

A resident of Fernie, Terry is a committee member of the University of British Columbia’s BC Big Tree Registry, which has a mandate to identify, describe, monitor, and conserve the largest trees of each species within the province, and to educate and enlist the help of its citizens in this task. Big Trees of the Inland Temperate Forests of British Columbia is his second book.

Terry Nelson with one of the subjects of his book.

The Nelson Adventure Speaker Series was founded in 2020 by Jayme Moye, a Nelson resident and writer, in celebration of the mountain lifestyle and the power of story. NASS is a non-profit endeavour made possible with help from its sponsors including Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine, Elephant Mountain Literary Festival, Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism, and Whitewater Ski Resort. Its mission is to bring world-class mountain sports and culture storytellers to Nelson, British Columbia to enrich our small-but-vibrant community through speaking events.

For more about the event featuring Terry Nelson, visit nelsonlit.ca.