Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Spokane Event: "Losing the West? Public Lands and Private Gain"

I wanted to make a quick post to inform Spokies of an upcoming event. I am going to be out of town so I am counting on you, dear reader, to attend in my place. Below is the description, including the details.

"Losing the West? Public Lands and Private Gain"
“Although the spirit of the American West remains an ideal to our national heritage,” says author and photographer Dave Showalter, “and many places remain wild and free, for the first time in our country’s short history, development has left many lands and waterways fragmented and scarred […] for short-term gains.”
Join Showalter and Paul Lindholdt, a professor at Eastern Washington University, for a discussion at the crossroads of the American West. Is a booming population and development bringing a new era of prosperity to the region, or permanently scarring the land that has so long captured the American imagination? In the era of Cliven and Ammon Bundy, how do we find a balance between public and private land use in the American West?
Speakers: Dave Showalter, nature photographer and author of Sage Spirit: The American West at a Crossroads; and Paul Lindholdt, professor of English at Eastern Washington University and author whose environmentally-focused work In Earshot of Water won the Washington State Book Award in 2012. Moderated by Shann Ray, American Book Award-winning author of American Copper.
When: 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Where: Lindaman's Bistro, 1235 S Grand Blvd, Spokane, WA 99202

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