Gifford Pinchot knew the value of the media in spreading his message of forest conservation. The founding chief of the U.S. Forest Service frequently submitted articles to the popular press – to his considerable advantage.
Now Char Miller, Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis at Pomona College, has collected a sampling of Pinchot’s essays for modern-day readers. You’ll be surprised at how timely they seem. Their eloquence and impact is enduring.
Penn State University Press officially released “Gifford Pinchot: Selected Writings” on Friday, June 9. Miller is also author of “Gifford Pinchot and the Making of Modern Environmentalism” (2004) and “Public Lands, Public Debates: A Century of Controversy” (2012). [Read more…]