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.
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 […]
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 […]
One of the greatest contributors to the 20th century American conservation movement has also been one of the most overlooked.
Aldo Leopold was one of the most talented and important contributors to America’s conservation movement. In the 1920s, he successfully lobbied for the creation of the first wilderness area in the world. In the 1930s, he established the field of game management by championing the […]