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Mark Kenyon Ò 4 Free eadEl of Western Montana is so lovely with landscapes and vistas so sweeping "And Majestic That They "majestic that they defy description The wildlife is so varied from the small pika Mountain Goats And Bighorn mountain goats and bighorn to grizzly bears So this book part history of the many types of public lands it s not just national parks and how they came into being and how they are managed and part a travelogue and personal journey of the author s through some of America s most pristine places appealed to me on many levels Some of these are places I ve visited or want to visit while others are 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 adical followers without delving into what most Westerners actually think Growing up in Utah I heard the arguments from both sides Most do not disagree with protecting land but are esentful of Eastern politicians locking up Western land simply for environmentalpolitical points Obama or to enhance their legacy Clinton Pronouncements are never made with local input but are done by political expediency And Kenyon seems oblivious to the troubles such land designations cause for those who live there such as the crowds litter and noise he complains about on his brief trip to Moab UT not to mention that few tourism jobs pay well or that Nat l Parks are woefully underfunded Instead we ead pages and pages of his driving where he can t get a spot in crowded campgrounds and trying to figure out how to dump the sewage from his campertrailer For the most part I agree with his view of the value of public lands but the lack of balance and excess of travelogue was just disappointing 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 AmericaHow wrong I wasIt is the natural wonders of the world that are there for us to enjoy and Mark Kenyon s book offers a mixture of details that is sure interest everyone If history is your passion Mr Kenyon takes us on a journey through the pitched battles between the businessmen and the conservationists each pursuing a diametrically opposed path The parks and monuments we visit today and perhaps take for granted might not have been here if not for the efforts of people like Theodore Roosevelt George Bird Grinnell John Muir and Presidents Harrison Cleveland and McKinley When Roosevelt assumed the Presidency he fought hard for what he believed in extending by millions of acres the federal land earmarked for enjoyment by the American people These initial steps were later taken farther by people like Aldo Leopold Bob Marshall and President Franklin Delano RooseveltIf your interests lie in communing with nature or perhaps you prefer the fishing or hunting aspects you will not feel left out Mr Kenyon describes his fishing almost as if it were holy and I am sure to him it is and even as one who does not fish I can understand the essence of what he is feeling Hunting trips are also described although I enjoyed his detailed search to find antlers The author shared that these searches also tell him much. Ean air and water and a haven for ecreationSince 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 esources the land holds or conserve them Alarmed by ising tensions over the use of these lands hunter angler and outdoor enthusiast Mark Ken. ,
This is an elegy for our public lands in America that are slowly being consumedTrashGraffitiInfluencersEncroachmentIn 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 safe We trample poppies and climb fences Public lands are suffering from this and changingThis book is a emembrance of what escapism is all about What it is for The lands are for getting away not for your next post This book dives into the history of why public lands are so cherished and necessary in the United States and how the author likes to use them He emphasizes that even in this crazy digital world we are in it is possible to disconnect completelyI like the idea of being able to emove myself from the modern and Jeden výdych koňa reconnect to the past and to nature It is so difficult to do but I believe that it is necessary for the soulWe need the possibility of escape as surely as we need hope Edward Abbey 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 over than a century It is filled with detail about the evolution of the Public Lands preservation movement and the current horrific assault by someapacious corporations and politicians to privatize exploit and to sell to developers our incredible natural legacy The author is an avid outdoorsman a exploit and to sell to developers our incredible natural legacy The author is an avid outdoorsman a of meat to feed his family and also a hiker and backwoods camper who loves the serenity and beauty of wild habitat Admittedly I am uncomfortable with the occasional brief description of a hunt I am a vegetarian leaning toward vegan yet I unuestionably have an admiration for this man who writes so beautifully about his forays into the wilderness and advocates so elouently for everyone to join together to protect our public lands The author presents a clear case for people of all backgrounds and beliefs to join together to preserve our common heritage of public lands for future generations Highly ecommended 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 thecause The history of the fight is interesting and the on going battle is so important I am in This overview of our national public lands was a great eadAs a seventy year old female nature lover and birder I was unsure if I would elate to this young hunter and fisherman s story But one chapter into it I was hookedHe vividly describes his journeys into some well known as well as lesser known sites Then he weaves in the history of how those places became publicly owned and preserved He brings together the political battles and challenges in a meaningful wayEvery person who loves our National Parks and other natural areas should ead this book He makes a great case for how conservative huntingfishing advocates and liberal nature lovers can and should work together to protect our wild and wonderful public lands 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 What It Takes: Fighting for My Life and My Love of the Game run a close second this jew. From prominent outdoorsman and nature writer Mark Kenyon comes an engrossingeflection on the past and future battles over our most evered landscapes America’s public lands Every 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 cl. Of where the deer might be once hunting season commences certainly a huge advantage to those who walkis interesting and the on battle is so important I am in ThisFIGHT IS INTERESTING AND THE ON
The Forests And Mountains Huntingforests and mountains hunting a bowI found the mixture of history and life interesting and entertaining Wherever Mr Kenyon was hiking or fishing or whatever he would interject slices of history before eturning to what ever he and his wife or friends were doing This kept the book moving forward and I liked the combination of personal life story mixed with historical background This is a great ead that just might cause you to begin a search for a good pair of hiking boots Five stars I eceived 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 easons our public lands are worth fighting for and details the battles we and our forefathers have fought to keep this important heritage for our children and grandchildren and theirs I am pleased to Wonderful Memories of It's a Wonderful Life recommend this work to friends and family Mark Kenyon is an author I will followThis is a mustead for all ages For hunters fishermen adventure filmmakers and writers mountain bikers skiers backpackers and RVers for people looking for a picnic spot to those with a summer to spend in the wilds This is a go to for finding your favorite place the spot that you know in your soul you need to find peace or to share with a loved one Kenyon covers all the greats and many of the not so great parks for those of us seeking solitude and the blessings of wilderness He also defines all the past proponents of our national parks forests Wilderness parks BLM and monuments from Teddy Roosevelt Edward Abby Wallace Stegner to modern nature lovers like this author Randy Newberg Peter Metcalf Rose Marcario of Patagonia and corporations like Patagonia REI and Cabela This is a battle we will lose if we don t stand together And it is a dirty fight Always check your sources before you believe what you Green Eyed Envy read and especially before you donate Those seeking to move federal lands to state control or private sale can throw unlimited funds into the fight We can t match them a dollar per dollar We need to make every penny of our hard won money count This is not a political party issue but a concerted effort to keep irreplaceable wild America as it is I will end with a uote Kenyon shared from Yvon Chouinard the founder of Patagonia They say that hunters and tree huggers can t get together That s BS The only way wee going to get anything done is to work together And The A-List Diet Fitness Plan remember that if they can t buy the lands they can cut the funding until there is nothing left to save Just look at what happened to our parks especially Joshua Tree National Park over the last Federal budget shutdown pub date Dec 1 2019rec Dec 5 2019Publisher Little AReviewed on December 17 2019 at Goodreads Netgalley Smile BarnesNoble and BookBub Not available foreview on Kobo or GooglePlay A must ead for anyone who uses public lands BLM National forests national parks etc This was the perfect mix of adventure
"stories I m a kindred soul when it comes to protecting and enjoying "I m a kindred soul when it comes to protecting and enjoying public lands Mark Kenyon a fellow Michigander alternated between visiting wild places and telling the story of how these lands were protected in the first place as well as what we need to do to keep them safe and unspoiled Wonderful book I highly ecommend it. Yon 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 The King's Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of Thomas Wolsey readers on an intimate tour of the wondrous wild and public places that are a uniuely profound and endangered part of the American landscap.