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This documentary series covers the giants of America's conservation movement from Henry David Thoreau to Rachel Carson and beyond. Traveling the USA in my 1985 VW Vanagon camper, I visit the places that shaped the views of our great naturalists and interview the historians and biographers that know my subjects best. Utilizing the archives housed at the US Fish and Wildlife Service's National Conservation Training Center, I revisit the days when the idea of creating wilderness areas was new and helps us appreciate what these great visionaries contributed to the American landscape. Moreover, I hope to establish why the contributions these men and women made are still relevant and important today.

Voices Of The Wilderness Voices Of The Wilderness

    • History
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

This documentary series covers the giants of America's conservation movement from Henry David Thoreau to Rachel Carson and beyond. Traveling the USA in my 1985 VW Vanagon camper, I visit the places that shaped the views of our great naturalists and interview the historians and biographers that know my subjects best. Utilizing the archives housed at the US Fish and Wildlife Service's National Conservation Training Center, I revisit the days when the idea of creating wilderness areas was new and helps us appreciate what these great visionaries contributed to the American landscape. Moreover, I hope to establish why the contributions these men and women made are still relevant and important today.

    Voices of the Wilderness: Howard Zahniser and The Wilderness Act

    Voices of the Wilderness: Howard Zahniser and The Wilderness Act

    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.

    • 36 min
    Aldo Leopold and The Birth of the Land Ethic

    Aldo Leopold and The Birth of the Land Ethic

    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 […]

    • 45 min

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