WHY WILDERNESS MATTERS

  • Kanab City Library Community Room, 374 North Main Street, Kanab
Presented By: Grand Staircase Escalante Partners

WHY WILDERNESS MATTERS

Date: Sunday, May 13, 2018

Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Location: Kanab City Library Community Room, 374 North Main Street, Kanab

Description: Ecologist, wilderness activist and author George Wuerthner offers a historical overview of the wilderness movement and its key proponents like John Muir, Aldo Leopold and Bob Marshall. Learn the main points of the 1964 Wilderness Act, what activities are and are not permitted in designated wilderness, the many threats to wilderness, and why more of America’s public land should be preserved as wilderness.

A wildlands explorer extraordinaire, having hiked and paddled in more than 400 designated Wilderness areas and more than 180 national park units, George has held many positions in the field of conservation, including Ecological Projects Director for the Foundation for Deep Ecology and Tompkins Conservation, a river ranger in Alaska, backcountry ranger in the Gates of the Arctic NP Alaska, botanist for BLM in Idaho and university instructor.

A well-known writer on conservation issues, George has published innumerable articles, essays, and opinion pieces. Among his 38 books are: Protecting the Wild: Parks and Wilderness Foundation for Conservation; Keeping the Wild: Against the Domestication of the Earth; Wildfire: A Century of Failed Forest Policy; Montana’s Magnificent Wilderness; Nevada Mountain Ranges; Grand Canyon: A Visitor’s Companion and Alaska Mountain Ranges.

For additional information about this event:

Event Contact Name: Emily Schrepf

Event Contact Phone: 559-960-7056

Event Contact Email: emily@gsenm.org

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