Gary Vequist will be discussing and signing copies of his new book “Wildlife Watching in America’s National Parks” today at King’s Bookstore in Tacoma.
Vequist said he will focus on the chapter of the book that deals with places to view Pacific salmon, especially within Olympic National Park. He also will talk about public interest in wildlife viewing and conservation.
The book includes a story about eagle watching in February at locations such as the Skagit river, Lake Roosevelt and Olympic National Park. The book also deals with wildlife management practices for Pacific salmon elk, eagles, whales and other large charismatic wild animals that people enjoy observing in the parks, Vequist said.
Vequist worked for what now is the state Department of Fish and Wildlife for more than 40 years.
The book signing will begin at 2 p.m. The bookstore is at 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma.