That Wild Country: An Epic Journey through the Past,

That Wild Country: An Epic Journey through the Past, From prominent outdoorsman and nature writer Mark Kenyon comes an engrossing reflection on the past and future battles over our most revered landscapes America s public landsEvery American is a public land owner, inheritor to the largest public land trust in the world These vast expanses provide a home to wildlife populations, a vital source of clean air and water, and a haven for recreationSince its inception, however, America s public land system has been embroiled in controversy caught in the push and pull between the desire to develop the valuable resources the land holds or conserve them Alarmed by rising tensions over the use of these lands, hunter, angler, and outdoor enthusiast Mark Kenyon set out to explore the spaces involved in this heated debate, and learn firsthand how they came to be and what their future might holdPart travelogue and part historical examination, That Wild Country invites readers on an intimate tour of the wondrous wild and public places that are a uniquely profound and endangered part of the American landscape


10 thoughts on “That Wild Country: An Epic Journey through the Past, Present, and Future of America's Public Lands

  1. Dee Arr Dee Arr says:

    Years ago, I was fortunate to be on an overseas trip, visiting friends and taking in the sights of England and Scotland I marveled at the age of buildings sometimes twice as old as the settlement site in Jamestown, sadly thinking that we didn t have anything like that in America.How wrong I was.It is the natural wonders of the worl


  2. Carol Holdcraft Carol Holdcraft says:

    This historic overview of our national public lands was a great read.As a seventy year old female nature lover and birder, I was unsure if I would relate to this young hunter and fisherman s story But one chapter into it I was hooked He vividly describes his journeys into some well known as well as lesser known sites Then he weaves in


  3. Brittain *Needs a Nap and a Drink* Brittain *Needs a Nap and a Drink* says:

    This is an elegy for our public lands in America that are slowly being consumed.Trash.Graffiti.Influencers.Encroachment.In many ways, we are loving our public lands to death We are desperate to prove that we did something or that we went somewhere that we disregard nature for our own desires We stray from the paths that keep the lands sa


  4. Bonnye Reed Bonnye Reed says:

    I received a free electronic copy of this excellent history of America s Public Lands on December 5, 2019, from Netgalley, Mark Kenyon, and Little A Publishing Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me Kenyon brings to us all the many reasons our public lands are worth fighting for, and details the battles we and our forefathers have


  5. Cindy Cindy says:

    I am a National Park addict I have made it a point to always visit the national parks available to all Americans whenever I m near one My favorite is the one I m closest to and thus have visited the most the Great Smoky Mountains NP But I think that Glacier NP has to run a close second this jewel of Western Montana is so lovely, with landscape


  6. Kirsten Cutler Kirsten Cutler says:

    Wow This is a wonderful book extolling the beauty of our public lands, and advocating passionately for all of us to protect our incredible heritage, so carefully preserved overthan a century It is filled with detail about the evolution of the Public Lands preservation movement, and the current horrific assault by some rapacious corporations and p


  7. Frank Troth Frank Troth says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I found the book very engaging, already being an outdoors person and having an interest in issues of how our public lands are used.The title says it all Kenyon alternates chapters of engaging personal experience exploring American public lands national parks, wilderness,


  8. Mark Mark says:

    I love reading about our National Parks and public lands and this one gives us a birds eye view, plus I discovered several new places to add to my bucket list.


  9. J.S. J.S. says:

    DNF at page 89 plus some skipping around Just too much travelogue and not enough public land information Kenyon, a hunter and outdoor enthusiast from Michigan, argues in support of federally owned public lands Unfortunately, he seems to lump anyone who doesn t espouse his view in with Cliven Bundy and his radical followers, without delving into what most


  10. Linda Linda says:

    An informative and soul grabbing account of our public landI love the outdoors but wouldn t have called myself a conservationist before, but I am now The author has grabbed and pulled me into his cause The history of the fight is interesting, and the on going battle is so important I am in


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