October 19, 2017 7:00 P.M.
Jim and Holly Akenson: “7,003 Days”
The Akensons’ narrative began in 1982 when the young couple first moved to a log cabin in the back country to manage the Taylor Ranch, the University of Idaho’s wilderness research station. From raging wild fires to working a pack string of mules to tracking wolves and cougars, they tell the story of life in the wilderness. Wildlife biologists by training, Jim and Holly Akenson met while attending Eastern Oregon University. They spent 21 years in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness in the rugged Salmon River Mountains of Central Idaho. Holly has also served as a governor-appointed Fish and Wildlife commissioner representing Eastern Oregon and Jim as the stateside conservation director and spokesperson for the Oregon Hunters Association.
18th Annual Fall Lecture Series
These events provide insights into the history of our region and are held on Thursdays during the month of October with the support of the Idaho Humanities Council. Lectures begin at 7:00 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. A Q&A session with the presenters follows the lectures. Light refreshments are provided. With the exception of the October 26 event, the events are held in the Johanna Room at Spirit Center at the Monastery of St. Gertrude located at 465 Keuterville Road, Cottonwood, Idaho.