Jack Nisbet coming to Libby and Thompson Falls this weekend.

Noted author, speaker and naturalist Jack Nisbet will be speaking on Explorer David Thompson right in the middle of two of the places he explored in the early 1800s as he surveyed and mapped the Columbia River drainage for the Northwest Fur Company and the British government. Nisbet’s stellar biography of Thompson, Sources of the River, is the result of the writer’s fascination with Thompson and the region he traversed in search of a water route across the continent. Nisbet has also written The Collector, a biography of 19th-Century botanist David Douglas and other books about the Northwest.

The presentation in Libby is Friday, March 27, at the Venture Inn in Libby, beginning at 7:15. Admission is free, but we will be accepting donations of food items or cash for the food bank. In Thompson Falls, the presentation will begin at 7:15 on Saturday, the 28th at the Rex Theater. Admission to the Rex is also free, but we encourage donations for the Rex, a Thompson Falls community treasure.

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About The Author:

Sandy Compton has been program coordinator for Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness since 2009. He is also a storyteller and author of both fiction and non-fiction books, and the publisher at bluecreekpress.com.

In addition to his other duties, he runs the FSPW All Star Trail Team (www.scotchmanpeaks.org/trails), which works on Forest Service trails in the Scotchman Peaks. He is a trail surveyor as well, and a C-Certified Crosscut Bucker/Feller and USFS National Saw Policy OHLEC instructor.

Sandy grew up on a small farm/woodlot at the south end of the proposed wilderness and lives there still. He is also board member of the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance and a planning team member for the Northern Rockies Wilderness Skills Institute.

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