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Making a Difference: Inspirational Stories of How Outdoor Industry and Individuals Are Working to Preserve America's Natural Places

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Publisher Comments:

This is a book about grassroots environmental organizations - most of them staffed with local volunteers - fighting to save their wild backyards. It's a collection of stories about people who were aghast when they learned some company or some agency was threatening to cut their forests, dam their rivers, mine their mountains, or develop their open meadows. In some cases this initial shock turned to anger, which was then channeled into action; in other cases people's initial doubts about whether they could do anything evolved into a conviction that they had to do something. Best of all, these are stories about people who stood up for what was right, and won. Behind all these stories is an environmental organization called The Outdoor Industry Conservation Alliance (OICA), a group of outdoor businesses whose collective contributions support grassroots citizen-action groups and their efforts to protect wild and natural areas. Alliance funds have played a pivotal role in the protection of rivers, trails, wildlands, and climbing areas. (5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 290 pages, b&w photos, maps)<p><b>For publicity information on this book, such as author signings and other special events, contact Jane Reilly (203-458-4500 or jreilly@globe-pequot.com).</b>


Synopsis:

This is a book about grassroots environmental organizations fighting to save the wilderness.

About the Author

Formerly a nationally-ranked competitive rock climber and ski guide, wilderness advocate and freelance writer Amy Irvine makes her home among the red rock canyons of southern Utah. Her work has appeared in Climbing and Rock and Ice, as well as several anthologies of short stories.

Table of Contents

(1) Friends of the Payette (2) Friends of the Shawangunks/The Access Fund (3) Tatashenshini Wild (4) Northeast Alliance (5) InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness Council (6) Tuolumne River Preservation Trust/Clavey River Preservation Coalition (7) Greater Yellowstone Coalition (8) The Nature Conservancy of Utah (9) River Network (10) South Yuba River Citizens League (11) RESTORE: The North Woods (12) Sea Turtle Restoration Project (13) Headwaters Forest Coordinating Committee


Product Details

ISBN:
9780762709137
Subtitle:
Inspirational Stories of How Outdoor Industry and Individuals Are Working to Preserve America's Natural Places
Introduction:
Ridgeway, Rick
Author:
Irvine, Amy
Author:
Ridgeway, Rick
Publisher:
Globe Pequot Press
Location:
Guilford, Conn.
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Environmental protection
Subject:
Public Relations
Subject:
Environmentalism
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Environmentalism -- United States.
Subject:
Environmental protection -- United States.
Edition Number:
First edition
Edition Description:
First
Series Volume:
CHL-99-9 rept.1
Publication Date:
April 2001
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
290
Dimensions:
8.57x5.57x.69 in. .91 lbs.

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