Ep. 329: Public Lands and That Wild Country with Hal Herring

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Today on the show I’m joined by renowned conservation writer Hal Herring to discuss public land history and advocacy, wilderness, and an in-depth look at my book That Wild Country.

Topics discussed:

  • Why I’m the guest on this episode and not the host
  • Why you should join Backcountry Hunters & Anglers
  • The early adventures that formed the foundation for my public land passion
  • The frustrations of public lands becoming political
  • Theodore Roosevelt and his focus on the next generation
  • What the writing process for That Wild Country was like
  • Writers who influenced my work and advocacy
  • The importance of working with diverse stakeholders to protect wild places
  • Why a basic understanding of public land history is so important
  • The beauty and curse of multiple-use management
  • Action is the cure for depression
  • Having hope


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