Finding David Douglas
The compelling story and scientific adventures of the intrepid 19th century Scots botanist, David Douglas, is told in this multinational initiative filmed on location in Scotland, England, northern Canada, Hawaii, California, and the Pacific Northwest. This meticulously researched, hour-long documentary is a film portrait of Douglas, for whom our Douglas fir is named. Douglas explored western North America in a time before white settlement had altered the landscape. He discovered and introduced more than 200 new species to the gardens and forests of Europe.
Produced by the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission in collaboration with the US Forest Service, Forestry Commission Scotland and scholars and scientists in North America, the United Kingdom, and France, Finding David Douglas is the first film to tell the story of Douglas.
Screening immediately following the Eugene Native Plant Society monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.