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Author of This Land was Saved for You and Me to read at fundraiser for Northeast Wilderness Trust

When: October 27, 6:30-8:00 PM

Where: North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street, Montpelier VT 

Northeast Wilderness Trust, in partnership with North Branch Nature Center and Bear Pond Books, welcomes author Jeffrey Ryan to share his new book about the creation of public lands in America: This Land Was Saved for You and Me.

Jeffrey will read highlights from “This Land,” which traces the protection of America’s public lands by identifying a series of critical generational handoffs — from Frederick Law Olmsted to Gifford Pinchot to the generation of foresters that would lead the movement to preserve some lands as forever wild. Ryan’s book features many notable names, but importantly many lesser-known people whose efforts broke new ground by recognizing that America’s resources were not inexhaustible, calling for a means of protecting and managing them before it became too late.

Copies of “This Land” will be available for purchase and signing at the event. $5 from each book sold will be donated to Northeast Wilderness Trust in support of conserving forever-wild landscapes for nature and people.