Steven Rinella talks with Karl Malcolm, Bjorn Fredrickson, and Jerry Monzingo of the U.S. Forest Service, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Subjects Discussed: The National Wild and Scenic Rivers Systems; the Cascades as a nexus for the climbing world; Karl’s unlikely cure for not drawing an elk tag; the many homes of Aldo Leopold; Curt Meine’s Aldo Leopold: His Life and Work; Howard Zahniser and the Wilderness Act; the societal challenges of Wilderness; dudes who just love a good conspiracy theory; Wilderness as a part of the American identity; Frederick Jackson Turner; Frontier Anxiety; helicopters in Wilderness and the “Minimum Requirements Necessary” concept; does Wilderness need to justify itself financially?; Ben Lilly and other rogue wildmen of the Southwest; and more
Aldo Leopold’s The Last Stand of the Wilderness
Curt D. Meine’s Aldo Leopold: His Life and Work
Howard Zahniser, Author of the Wilderness Act