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Here we go again …

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 […]

Podcast on MindDogTV

Jeff Ryan recently joined Matt Luppo to discuss America’s hiking trails and the contributions of America’s conservation giants, who foresaw the need to set aside a portion of public lands with the intention of keeping them forever wild.

Who was Howard Zahniser?

When I compiled  my first list of possible subjects for Voices of the Wilderness episodes, some names jumped right into the mix – Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, Edward Abbey, Rachel Carson and Aldo Leopold. Then I started digging into the USFWS archive material at […]

Episode One – Aldo Leopold

Aldo Leopold was a visionary forester, wilderness advocate, watershed expert and pioneer in land restoration. His life’s work culminated in the development of a “land ethic”, one that encouraged us to look at land not as a commodity, but a community to which we belong. […]