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I was thrilled to be invited to contribute to The Forest History Society’s “Conversations in Forest History” series. I have been fascinated by the question of “nature vs. nurture” and their impacts on the youngsters that would later become champions of conservation, which this talk explores.
This Land Was Saved for You and Me traces the path of the establishment of America’s public lands from New York’s Central Park in 1858 to the passage of The Wilderness Act in 1964 and beyond. Available now from Amazon, Books-a-Million, Barnes & Noble, and […]
Maine author and historian Jeffrey Ryan appeared on the popular Nature Revisited podcast to discuss the history of the Appalachian Trail.
Facilitated by the Trust for Public Land, the US Forest Service has added 2,100 acres of habitat to the Green Mountain National Forest
New Hardcover by Jeffrey H Ryan follows the arc of the America’s conservation movement.
Howard Zahniser’s son, Ed, speaks about his father’s impressive efforts to establish and protect American wilderness areas. It was a pleasure to interview him for this episode.
In 1864, George Perkins Marsh’s book, Man and Nature, placed the concepts of sustainable forestry, sustainable farming and water conservation in the public eye for the first time.
6,500 acre Grafton Forest Wilderness adjacent to Appalachian Trail preserves open forest Grafton Forest Wilderness Preserve. ©2022 Northeast Wilderness Trust. The Northeast Wilderness Trust quite fittingly celebrated its 20th Anniversary by announcing the largest single land purchase in its history — 6,045 acres to be known as […]
In a lead up to the airing of my film about Howard Zahniser, I had a great and wide-ranging chat with Mark Madison about my projects to date.