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Good Dirt: Confessions of a Conservationist
The best-selling conservation classic, completely expanded, revised, and updated David Morine was a briefcase conservationist specializing in human nature. During his fifteen years in charge of land acquisition for The Nature Conservancy, Morine helped protect more than three million acres of wilderness, finding plenty to laugh about and learn from along the way. Here are ...more
ebook, 240 pages
Published December 20th 2011 by Lyons Press
(first published January 1st 1990)
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As someone who works in land conservation, I found these stories from the early days of the Nature Conservancy (1970's-80's) entertaining and inspirational. The prose is quick, and the book can easily be read in a few sittings (or one cross-country flight). Morine and his motley crew of colleagues manage (for the most part) to protect land for future generations despite funding challenges, a mean-spirited Secretary of the Interior (James Watt), and ill-tempered dogs. ...more
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