Wilderness Partners: Buzz Caverly and Baxter State Park by Phyllis Austin


Wilderness Partners: Buzz Caverly and Baxter State Park by Phyllis Austin

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Buzz Caverly first joined the ranger staff at Baxter State Park in 1960, when the new park was just taking shape under the direction of Helon Taylor and the park's donor, Percival Baxter, who wished the park to be forever wild. Caverly's legendary career in the park - one of the most unusual wilderness areas in the nation - culminated when he became park director in 1981. Over the years he saw tremendous changes in attitude about land conservation, public access, and park management.

From the Wild West days of the 1960s to the intensely managed years of the 1990s and beyond, the clash of personalities and politics is entertaining and inspiring, and reveals the minefield of people and issues Buzz had to negotiate to save the park's wilderness character.

Phyllis Austin is a professional journalist whose focus has been on environmental issues for many years. Most of her career was with Maine Times, a statewide weekly, and the Associated Press. She has written for numerous national, regional, and state newspapers and magazines and is a past recipient of two honored fellowships: the John Knight Fellowship at Stanford University and the Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship.
  • Paperback
  • 480 pages
  • Photographs
  • Dimensions: 8" x 5.5"
ISBN: 978-0-88448-304-5
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Their children's book division took off with the publication of Talking Walls, and it has continued to publish award-winning children's picture books about cultural diversity, social justice, nature, and the environment. Tilbury's adult books are primarily regional non-fiction, mostly history, some maritime history, and some environmental work. But every once in a while something different comes up that they can't resist, and they publish that too!
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