John McCarthy | Working the Wilderness
Please join us for a slide show and reading by John McCarthy of his new book, "Working the Wilderness: Early Leaders For Wild Lands."
John McCarthy moved to Idaho in 1977, to work trail crew in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. He later ran a range crew and worked on ranches in Hells Canyon and the Salmon River country. He started writing about wilderness for the Lewiston Morning Tribune, where he was a reporter for 10 years. He switched to environmental advocacy for two decades, as the conservation director for Idaho Conservation League and Idaho forest campaign director for the Wilderness Society. He is now a disc jockey at Radio Boise with his show Jazz Beyond the Sky.
Working the Wilderness: Early Leaders for Wild Lands tells true stories about four men and one woman who established how to work in and be in the wilderness. They were guides for protection of wilderness and for the protectors who followed them. Their lives were immersed in service "" to wild land and the American People. They worked for the U.S.