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Good Dirt: Confessions of a Conservationist

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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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T.C. Weber
Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Brian
Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
enjoyable short read about David's work with the Nature Conservancy, some great and funny stories in here. ...more
Adam Schweigert
pretty misogynistic but still worth a read re: the politics of land acquisition, etc
Robin
Apr 27, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty insightful to how land conservation organizations and other large nonprofits work. A bit too misogynistic for my taste.
Jessica Hepker
Sep 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Being that each chapter is a different story, this is a good book to read a chapter at a time. I found most of his interactions with people to be hilarious.
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