By Heather Shumaker,James Gibson,LLC Drew Smith Photography

ISBN-10: 0814342043

ISBN-13: 9780814342046

Saving Arcadia: a narrative of Conservation and group within the nice Lakes is a suspenseful and intimate land conservation event tale set within the nice Lakes heartland. the tale spans greater than 40 years, following the destiny of a powerful sand dune on Lake Michigan and the folk who care approximately it. writer and narrator Heather Shumaker stocks the impressive untold tales in the back of holding land and developing new nature preserves. Written in a compelling narrative kind, the ebook is meant partially as a case learn for landscape-level conservation and records the demanding situations of integrating fiscal livelihoods into conservation and what it relatively potential to “preserve” land through the years.

This is the tale of a small band of made up our minds townspeople and the way a long way they went to avoid wasting liked land and endangered species from the grip of a strong company. Saving Arcadia is a story with roots as deep because the timber the group is attempting to avoid wasting; anything set in movement ahead of the writer was once even born. And but, Shumaker provides a human face to the altering nature of land conservation within the twenty-first century. all through this chronicle we meet humans like Elaine, a nineteen-year-old farm spouse; Dori, a lakeside innkeeper; and Glen, the director of the neighborhood land belief. including 1000's of others they pass cultural limitations and learn how to support each other that allows you to win again the six-thousand-acre panorama taken over by way of shoppers energy that's now dealing with grave devastation. the result's a triumph of group that comes with operating farms, neighborhood companies, summer season viewers, year-round citizens, and a community of land stewards.

A paintings of artistic nonfiction, Saving Arcadia is the adventurous story of daily humans struggling with to reclaim the land that has been of their relations for generations. It explores principles approximately nature and group, and someone from students of ecology and conservation biology to readers of naturalist writing can achieve from Arcadia’s story.

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