‘America’s Public Lands’ Lecture & Book Signing – October 29

In partnership with Gettysburg College’s Department of Alumni & Parent Relations, the Eisenhower Institute is pleased to invite you to a book discussion at its Washington, DC office featuring:

Randy Wilson
Gettysburg College Professor of Environmental Studies

America’s Public Lands:
From Yellowstone to Smokey Bear and Beyond

America's Public Lands by Randy Wilson

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 5:30 – 8:00 PM

818 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC


The event will include a reception with light fare at 5:30 PM, followed by a lecture around 6:30 PM.

This event is open to the public, and registration costs $10. Space is limited, so please register soon. ei or call 202-628-4444 with any questions.

Event Synopsis: In America’s Public Lands, Randy Wilson “traces the often-forgotten ideas of nature that have shaped the evolution of America’s public land system” and provides a “fresh and probing account of the most pressing policy and management challenges facing national parks, forests, rangelands, and wildlife refuges today. Wilson explores the dramatic story of the origins of the public domain, including the century-long push toward privatization and the subsequent emergence of a national conservation ideal. Wilson examines key turning points and major policy debates for each land type. This comprehensive overview offers a chance to rethink our relationship with America’s public lands, including what it says about the way we relate to, and value, nature in the United States.”

About the Speaker: Randall K. Wilson is a professor of Environmental Studies at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania where he teaches courses on environmental policy, natural resource management, sustainable communities, and the geography of the American West.

Getting Here: The Eisenhower Institute is located at 818 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC, 20006 (near 17th St NW & Eye St NW), by the Farragut West Metro station on the Orange/Blue/Silver line and the Farragut North station on the Red Line. There is a parking garage located to the left of our building’s entrance on Connecticut Ave.

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