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 […]
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.
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.
One of the greatest contributors to the 20th century American conservation movement has also been one of the most overlooked.