The San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) and Friends of the Napa River are pleased to announce the publication of the Napa Valley Historical Ecology Atlas and a community event celebrating the history, ecology, and future of the Napa Valley.

Napa Valley Historical Ecology Atlas:

Exploring a Hidden Landscape of Transformation and Resilience

Join us for a celebration and presentation by author Robin Grossinger, with Shari Gardner and Ruth Askevold

Hosted by Napa Valley Arts & Lectures and Friends of the Napa River

Welcome by Supervisor Diane Dillon

Thursday, May 24 at 7 pm (doors open at 6:30)
The Theatre (formerly Copia), located at 500 First Street in Napa
Free admission, no tickets or RSVP necessary

Wine reception and book signing to follow presentation

Join us along the Napa River at The Theatre (formerly Copia) to celebrate the release of the Napa Atlas (recently featured in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Napa Valley Register). Published by the University of California Press, the Atlas presents the work of SFEI’s pioneering Historical Ecology Program, weaving together rarely-seen historical documents to understand how the California landscape has changed through time. We are also celebrating the release of the companion report Napa River Watershed Profile, exploring future management strategies for the Napa River. The evening will include a lively and engaging presentation of findings, including a visual tour of the valley’s natural landscape as it hasn’t been seen for generations, and links to the Napa we know today. The program will conclude with a wine reception and book signing.

Robin Grossinger is Director of the Historical Ecology Program at the San Francisco Estuary Institute.
Ruth Askevold is a cartographer and designer at the San Francisco Estuary Institute.
Shari Gardner is an ecologist who has conducted historical ecology research for Friends of the Napa River.

See our website for more information. Questions? contact Bronwen Stanford,, (510) 746-7335

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