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Grain Surfboard presents an evening with Maine author Jeffrey Ryan

The story of how America’s public lands came into being is often told by focusing on our National Parks. Yet, the establishment of our public lands also includes our city parks, national forests, and wilderness areas. The motivations for establishing and protecting these marvelous places is a fascinating tale that can be traced to a […]

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 […]