Walking Away From The Land by Jonathan Stewart
Change At The Crest Of A Continent

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Walking Away from the Land focuses on the rapid cultural and climatic changes occurring at the crest of the North American continent. They are challenging the survival of our forests, grasslands, native wildlife, and our very civilization. This book details a three-summer Odyssey hiking the length of the Continental Divide Trail from the Canadian Rockies to the Mexican border. It focuses on the region’s cultural and natural history, while using the author’s personal history as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal and as an Oregon forester to underline the dangers we face as an increasingly urbanized society.

About Jonathan Stewart

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Jonathan Stewart tackled the Pacific Crest Trail after working over three decades as a backcountry guard, smokejumper, fire management officer, volunteer coordinator, national fire plan coordinator and public affairs officer for the U.S. Forest Service in the Pacific Northwest.  He also served six years as the executive director of the Northwest Service Academy, an AmeriCorps program focused on hands-on conservation.  He earned a degree history and journalism from the University of Oregon, worked as a journalist for the Tuscola Journal and joined the Green Revolution as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal.
Published June 28, 2014 by Xlibris US. 524 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction