Please join us for a special evening with New York Times best-selling author Miriam Horn presenting and signing RANCHER, FARMER, FISHERMAN: Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland.
A quiet revolution is unfolding on Americans range lands and farms, rivers and shorelines and deep ocean waters. Gathering together people from across the political spectrum and various sectors of the economy, this overlooked movement refuses the zero-sum games of ideological extremes. Rather, the people who live and work on these landscapes are coming together to protect their livelihoods and families by collaborating with longtime antagonists; by driving economic, scientific, and technological innovation; even in places by helping to shape federal regulations and massive public investments. Recognizing the interdependence of man and nature—and balancing conservation with progress, tradition with experimentation—their efforts are succeeding at restoring America’s land, water and air, food supplies, and long-term safety. Their stories challenge the orthodoxies of both ends of the ideological spectrum: upending the idea that heartland Americans are hostile to conservation while also showing that human productive work, even at industrial scale, does not always harm ecosystems but can also heal them.