Writing a book is like running a marathon. When you complete one, you need to rest for a while, then start training again. In this case, I’ve been “training” for this book for several years. My interest in the history of wilderness creation and protection has, at times, led me to wonder how it will all come together or whether it could to create a cohesive story.

It all came together for me about a month ago, and I’m off and running on my most ambitious project yet — a look into the three significant handoffs that took place between the keepers of America’s conservation movement and the generations that followed through the years 1864 (when Abraham Lincoln ceded Yosemite Valley to the state of California for the purpose of creating a state park) to 1964 (when The Wilderness Act was signed into law).

More to come. Please stay tuned.

Photo attribution — “Books HD” by Abee5 is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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