Up for Grabs: Timber Pirates, Lumber Barons, and the Battles Over Maine's Public Lands, a book talk with Thomas Urquhart
Up for Grabs: Timber Pirates, Lumber Barons, and the Battles Over Maine's Public Lands
a book talk with Thomas Urquhart
Tuesday, June 15, 6 – 7 pm ET
Each year thousands of men and women and families recreate on Maine’s Public Reserved Lands. Most of these visitors know only that the large green areas on the map promise them access to some of the state’s most magnificent places, but few know just how Maine acquired them. The story of the state’s Public Reserved Lands and how we got them speaks to the very essence of Maine’s identity. With dramatic moments and colorful characters, this new book by Thomas Urquhart weaves its way from 1820 to the present, providing an engaging and informative overview of conservation and preservation in Maine.
About the author: Former Maine Audubon director Thomas Urquhart is the author of For the Beauty of the Earth (Shoemaker & Hoard, 2004). He has written extensively on Maine’s natural resources for such publications as Down East Magazine, Audubon, Habitat, and Port City Life. He lives in Portland, ME.
Cost: Free and open to the public. Registration required.
Location: online via Zoom