John D. Olmsted (1938-2011) was a California naturalist who was instrumental in the creation of the Jug Handle State Reserve
and the Independence Trail, a hiking path in the Yuba River Canyon. The collection contains a slide set created by Olmsted
of California plant and animal life as well as two dvds including, "My Father Who Art in Nature," a documentary film by Alden
Olmsted about his father John Olmsted.
John DeVaux Olmsted, a California naturalist, was born March 2, 1938 in Los Angeles. He earned a master's degree in plant
ecology at Pomona College and became education director at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. He worked as a naturalist, docent
and educator at the Oakland Museum, UC Berkeley Extension and the Mendocino Art Center. He was instrumental in the creation
of the Jug Handle State Reserve and the Independence Trail, a wheelchair accessible hiking path in the Yuba River Canyon.
Canyon. In 2010, he founded the Mendocino Tahoe Conservancy.
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