Wildlands Philanthropy Afternoon Lecture
In the oversized, richly illustrated coffee table compendium Wildlands Philosophy: The Great American Tradition, author Tom Butler tells the stories of dozens of generous, conservation-minded Americans who have helped save the nation’s wilderness. On Friday, March 16, the author will be presenting two free programs at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
The editorial projects director for the Foundation for Deep Ecology, Butler is a longtime conservation activist focused on wilderness and biodiversity. On the heels of his Wild Earth: Wild Ideas for a World out of Balance, the book Wildlands Philosophy tells tales of struggle and success. He says he found both inspiration and a greater appreciation for the way protected areas have richly affected the American experience, offering blessings of beauty, wildness, and hope to future generations.