The Olmsteds — How one family’s vision shaped Portland’s landscape

Frederick Law Olmsted’s direct involvement with Portland’s landscape was limited, but his influence is everywhere, thanks to the work carried on by his sons. Olmsted Senior’s belief that everyone could benefit from time in nature to recreate and reflect is manifest in every project he created, beginning with his first design — Central Park in 1858.

“This Land” Book Talk

Morningstar Living is pleased to welcome back author Jeffrey Ryan to discuss his latest book; This Land Was Saved for You and Me.

Cottrell-Baldwin Environmental Lecture Series

Maine author Jeffrey Ryan will present highlights from his newly-released hardcover book This Land Was Saved for You and Me at the annual Cottrell Baldwin Environmental Lecture Series on Tuesday evening April 11, 2023. “This Land” traces the development of America’s public lands by identifying a series of key generational handoffs — from Frederick Law Olmsted to Gifford Pinchot […]

This Land Was Saved for You and Me

Maine author Jeffrey H Ryan returns to the Jesup Library to discuss his newest book; This Land Was Saved for You and Me. “This Land” tells the story of how America’s public lands came into being both through the evolving understanding of how nature and our natural resources contributed to our spiritual and economic well-being […]