A North Country Almanac; Reflections of an Old-School Conservationist in a Modern World.

Author:Morris, Kristine
Position:Brief article - Book review

Thomas C. Bailey; A NORTH COUNTRY ALMANAC; Michigan State University Press (Nonfiction: Ecology & Environment) 24.95 ISBN: 9781611862867

Byline: Kristine Morris

When people ask how he came to work in the field of conservation, Thomas C. Bailey has been known to respond that it was because, at the age of five, he saw a bald eagle. From then on, he was hooked. Growing up on the shores of Lake Superior with a father who was a wildlife biologist, Bailey has concern for the natural world in his blood.

While still in high school, he spoke before the US Senate Interior Committee in favor of declaring Michigan's Isle Royale National Park a federal wilderness. He has since had a long career devoted to the care and preservation of the environment, most recently as the executive director of northern Michigan's Little Traverse Conservancy, where he was known for his ability to bring together people of widely divergent political views to rally around issues they have in common.

"Some of our area's most notorious environmentalists, as well as the most notorious developers...

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