The Sierra State Parks Foundation is excited to be a sponsor of “Walk with Obi: Burned Forests of the Sierra.” 

Obi Kaufmann is a conservationist, artist, and author of the #1 San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller The California Field Atlas. His new book, The Forests of California, is the first volume of his ambitious new California Lands Trilogy, featuring hundreds of Kaufmannʼs signature watercolor maps, diagrams, and trail paintings, weaving together an epic story of the extraordinary beauty and biodiversity of the Golden State and creates nothing less than a new understanding of the more-than-human world and our place in it. Connect with Obi at

California has experienced its deadliest wildfire seasons in recent history. Looking across a scorched and blackened environment, we ache to make things better. But are our efforts to restore the land and prevent fires in fact making things worse?

Organized and produced by Heyday, this once-in-a-lifetime virtual walk with Obi Kaufmann, author of The Forests of California (Heyday / September 2020), is your chance to journey into the charred woods of California’s Sierra Mountains. Explore firsthand the importance of beneficial fire, the impact of climate breakdown, and how we can minimize our human footprint to not only allow nature to heal itself, but witness an ancient miracle of resilience and hope that will bring healing to our communities and ourselves. Live Q&A with attendees following the event.

FOR THOSE THAT CAN’T MAKE THE LIVE EVENT: If you can’t make the live program at 11am, you can still join Obi on his walk and get all the perks of buying a ticket. We’ll make an exclusive link available following the event to everyone that purchased a ticket. Just buy the ticket of your choice and you’ll get the usual confirmation materials and perks along with an email following the event as to where you can watch a replay.

To learn more about the event, please visit the website HERE