Professional geographer and local author Douglas Deur will give a presentation from 5 to 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Cannon Beach History Center.

His talk will be on “Local Plants, Local Communities: A talk on Field Guides, Native Knowledge and Personal Engagement with the Verdant Landscape.”

Deur also will be at Jupiter’s Books from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. to sign his recent book, “Pacific Northwest Foraging.”

He is an associate research professor at Portland State University, and his work is published in several books. Locally, he serves as president of the Ecola Creek Awareness Project. For many years he wrote columns for the Upper Left Edge, an alternative newspaper published in Cannon Beach.

Published by Timber Press, Deur’s book made it to the New York Times Best Seller List.

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