Author and Filmmaker
Lands for the Public: The Evolution of the National Park Idea (2016/2017 Lectures)
Dayton Duncan is a writer and documentary filmmaker who has been involved for many years with the work of filmmaker Ken Burns. Duncan wrote and produced The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, which won two Emmy awards – for outstanding nonfiction series and outstanding writing for nonfiction programming. He’s the author of 12 books including Seed of the Future: Yosemite and the Evolution of the National Park Idea and served as a director of the National Park Foundation. In the spring of 2009, along with Burns, Duncan was named an Honorary Park Ranger, an honor bestowed on fewer than 50 people in history.
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