Winold Reiss portraits of the Blackfeet and artifacts will be on display at The Museum of the Plains Indian in Browning, MT. This exhibit is on display through October 29, […]
Veteran environmental writer Douglas Chadwick presents an engaging series of personal essays that argue for the amazing interconnectedness of nature, advocating that the path toward conservation begins with how we see our place in the world. Gathered from decades of observing and reporting, Four Fifths a Grizzly challenges anyone to consider whether we are separate from or part of nature.
A special breed of adventurer, the first forest rangers were among the explorers, mountain men, lawmen, and pioneers who made America. First Rangers details the exploits of two of these men, told mostly in their own words. Written in the saddle while riding along the trail, or on a log at camp, or at a table in a dimly lit cabin, these stories bring to life a bygone era.
From the author of the #1 bestselling book, The Revenant, comes the story of the American West through the lens of the bison. Over the last three decades of the nineteenth century, 30 million buffalo were reduced to twelve. Into that maelstrom rode young George Bird Grinnell. A scientist, journalist, hunter and conservationist, Grinnell would lead the battle to save this species. Last Stand is the story of the death of the old West, and the birth of the conservation movement.
Mixing fast-paced storytelling with rich details about the hidden lives of grizzly bears, Montana journalist Robert Chaney chronicles the resurgence of this charismatic species against the backdrop of the country’s long history with the bear. Chaney captures the clash between groups with radically different visions: ranchers frustrated at losing livestock, environmental advocates, hunters, and conservation and historic preservation officers of tribal nations. Underneath, he probes the balance between our demands on nature and our tolerance for risk.
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), one of the most successful of all New Deal programs, was heavily involved in creating and improving the infrastructure of Glacier National Park. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt visited in August 1934 and gave one of his famous radio "fireside chats" from the park, in which he praised the efforts of the CCC in helping improve the country's national parks. Chapters examine CCC camp life, the nature of the work carried out by the CCC boys, structures built in the park by the CCC, and FDR's visit.