Virtual Event: Greg M. Peters in conversation with Jimmy Thomas for OUR NATIONAL FORESTS

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 6:00pm

Across 193 million acres of forests, mountains, deserts, watersheds, and grasslands, national forests provide a multitude of uses as diverse as America itself. 

Drink the wild air! Square Books is proud to present National Forest Foundation communications director Greg M. Peters in conversation with our friend Jimmy Thomas to celebrate the release of Greg's beautiful and immersive new book, Our National ForestsStories from America’s Most Important Public Lands live on Zoom · Wednesday, November 17th.

This event is free to attend but registration is required. Click here to RSVP.

 In Our National Forests, Greg Peters reveals an inside look at America’s most important public land and the people committed to protecting it and ensuring access for all. From the story of how the Forest Service grows millions of seedlings in the West each year, to their efforts to save the hellbender salamander in Appalachia, the narrative spans the breadth of the country and its diverse ecology. People are at the center of the stories, whether the dedicated folks in the Forest Service, or the everyday citizens who support and tend to the protected lands near their homes.
This complete look at America’s National Forests—their triumphs, challenges, controversies, and vital programs—is a must-read for everyone interested in the history of America's most important public lands.

About the Author

Greg Peters is a freelance writer based in Missoula, Montana. Before writing full time as a freelancer, Greg was the director of communications at the National Forest Foundation where, among many other things, he edited the NFF’s magazine Your National Forests. His writing has appeared in National Parks magazine, High Country NewsDown East magazine, Big Sky JournalOutside BozemanMissoula Independent, and more. 

About the Host

Jimmy Thomas is the Associate Director for Publications at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture. He began work at the Center in 2003 as managing editor of the twenty-four-volume New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, and he is editor of a variety of works on southern history and literature, including Conversations with Barry Hannah. An ardent hiker and backpacker, Thomas prefers spending time in the woods and wilderness to that of pretty much any other pastime.

Praise For...

“This beautifully illustrated and gracefully written book demonstrates how vital these complex landscapes and their fraught place in US environmental culture are.” —Char Miller, Pomona College, author of America’s Great National Forests, Wildernesses, and Grasslands

“Greg brings decades of lived and professional experience to bear in this outstanding narrative. With both historic and personal references in the sweeping arch of thoughtful natural resource management, this remarkable book offers a practical guide to encourage conscientious environmental stewardship for all to follow.” —James Edward Mills, author and National Geographic Explorer

“In Greg Peters’s hands, the subject of the United States National Forests comes alive as a history of America, at turns humbling and tragic, but ultimately an inspiring reminder of the incredible resource that is our public lands.” —Brendan Leonard, author of The Camping Life and Surviving the Great Outdoors

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Our National Forests: Stories from America’s Most Important Public Lands Cover Image
ISBN: 9781604699630
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Timber Press - November 9th, 2021