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Idaho State University

“7,003 Days – 21 Years in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness” topic of Sept. 29 seminar

September 26, 2016

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s biological sciences department will host a seminar on Sept. 29 titled “7,003 Days - 21 Years in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness” at 4 p.m. in Lecture Center 10 in the ISU Gale Life Sciences Building.

The seminar will feature a talk by Jim Akenson, a local author and wildlife biologist. In 1982, Akenson and his wife, Holly, moved to a log cabin in the back country to manage Taylor Ranch, the University of Idaho’s private research station.

Akenson will cover topics pertaining to life and conservation in the Idaho wilderness, where the relics of Old Idaho still remain.

Akenson’s presentation will highlight his new book that describes the experiences he and his wife had while living in the back country. These adventures include tracking wolves and cougars, using mules for transportation and ranch work, and introducing students to life in the rugged Salmon River Mountains of central Idaho.

Copies of Akenson’s book will be available for purchase, and both he and his wife will be available for a book signing after the seminar.

For more information on this event, contact Noreen King at the biological sciences department at (208) 282-4150 or