Trail Talks: The Carrizo Plain in Photos with Chuck Graham

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Take a visual journey across the Carrizo Plain National Monument with writer and photographer Chuck Graham. Graham has been photographing the last of California’s semi-arid grasslands for the past 17 years and is passionate about its landscapes and the flora and fauna that inhabit this unique grassland biome.

Bio: Chuck Graham is a freelance writer and photographer based in Carpinteria. He’s been a beach lifeguard there for 30 years and has led kayak tours at Channel Islands National Park since 1998. His work has been published in Backpacker, BBC Wildlife Magazine, National Geographic, Men’s Journal, Natural History, American Forests, High Country News. His award-winning book, Carrizo Plain, Where the Mountains Meet the Grasslands, was released in January 2021. His second book- Hike the Channel Islands, was co-authored with John McKinney, and was released in Spring 2022.

About Trail Talks

Trail Talks is a monthly series of public education talks about exploring the natural world for outdoor enthusiasts organized by Santa Barbara Public Library with support from James Wapotich. In addition to discussion of trails near and far, we feature speakers on the ecology, geology, and history for naturalists of all types.