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A Wild Idea: How the Environmental Movement Tamed the Adirondacks

June 30, 2022 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free – $20.00

Brad Edmondson’s “A Wild Idea” shares the complete story of the difficult birth of the Adirondack Park Agency (APA). The Adirondack region of New York’s rural North Country forms the nation’s largest State Park, with a territory as large as Vermont. Planning experts view the APA as a triumph of sustainability that balances human activity with the preservation of wild ecosystems. The truth isn’t as pretty. Told here for the first time, the story of APA is a complex, troubled tale of political dueling and communities pushed to the brink of violence.

A Wild Idea is a comprehensive and fascinating account of a truly important moment in the planet’s conservation history. The Adirondacks, uniquely, tries to balance human and natural economies in the same place. Thank heaven for the people who made this effort over many generations!” –Bill McKibben

Brad Edmondson is the author of Environmental Affairs in New York State, Ice Cream Social, and Postwar Cornell. bradedmondson.com

Brad Edmondson will be in conversation with Kevin Flynn.

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A Wild Idea: How the Environmental Movement Tamed the Adirondacks

This is a hybrid event held at Writers & Books, 740 University Ave Rochester, NY and streamed via Zoom.

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June 30, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free – $20.00


Writers & Books
(585) 473-2590
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740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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(585) 473-2590
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