How Gifford Pinchot, Frederick Law Olmsted and a Band of Foresters Rescued America’s Public Lands
This Land Was Saved for You and Me: How Gifford Pinchot, Frederick Law Olmstead, and a Band of Foresters Rescued America’s Public Lands
Milford, Pennsylvania’s own Gifford Pinchot was famously at the forefront of American forestry. But he was also a key figure in the evolution of the nation’s conservation movement at large. Author Jeffrey Ryan traces the historical baton passes from Frederick Law Olmsted to Pinchot to the band of young foresters who became the founders of The Wilderness Society—a century that shaped the destiny of America’s public lands in ways that meaningfully resonate today. Author Jeffrey H. Ryan will share his insights about how the groundswell to create and manage public lands ensured that their creation and management would be for the benefit of us all. Ryan's talk will appropriately take place on the grounds of Pinchot's ancestral home, the spectacular venue known as Grey Towers, only a five-minute drive from the center of Milford. The author's talk will be followed by a Q&A session and the opportunity to purchase signed copies of his new book.
Hosted by Grey Towers Heritage Association in conjunction with the Milford Readers and Writers Festival
The Grey Towers Heritage Association was established to assist the US Forest Service in education, improvements, promotion, conservation, and wise use of Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford, Pennsylvania. The site was the ancestral home to American forester and conservationist Gifford Pinchot and also served as the original site of the Yale Forest School. Learn more at https://greytowers.org
The Milford Readers and Writers Festival has become, in the words of John Berendt (author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil), "one of America’s most stimulating literary venues–for first-rank authors, would-be authors, and the reading public.” The 3-day festival hosts a star line-up of authors, poets, performers, chefs, gardeners, conservationists and more. Learn more at: https://milfordreadersandwriters.com.