Tom Butler

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Tom Butler "is author of the new book Wildlands Philanthropy: The Great American Tradition, a collaboration with photographer Antonio Vizcaíno. A long-time conservation activist, writer, and editor, Butler serves as the editorial projects director for the Foundation for Deep Ecology. He is a founding board member and current vice president of the Northeast Wilderness Trust, the only land trust in the northeastern United States focused exclusively on protecting forever-wild landscapes. His book Wild Earth: Wild Ideas for a World Out of Balance collected essays from the conservation journal Wild Earth, which Butler edited from 1997–2005. For Wildlands Philanthropy, he immersed himself in the creation stories of parks, refuges, and nature preserves established over the span of a century. In these tales of struggle and success he found both inspiration and a greater appreciation for the way protected areas have richly affected the American experience, offering blessings of beauty, wildness, and hope to future generations." [1]

The foreword to Wildlands Philanthropy is by Tom Brokaw.

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  1. Tom Butler, Wildlands Philanthropy Forum, accessed December 2, 2008.