Bibi Gaston is a landscape architect and author of Gifford Pinchot and the Old Timers, based on a collection of letters written to Theodore Roosevelt's first chief of the U.S. Forest Service, Gifford Pinchot, by the first class of American forest rangers. The letters tell of the hardships and challenges, commitment and sacrifice faced by the pioneering men and women who were sent out on the front line of the new National Forest System to protect resources from exploitation. Gaston will review slides from the Library of Congress's Pinchot Collection and discuss the correspondence between Pinchot and the men and women he trained on the ground. This material set the course for the later CCC and WPA movements under FDR. Gaston will be on hand before and after the program to sign copies of the book, which will be available for purchase.
Foundation of the American Conservation Movement - CANCELLED
Baraboo Public Library, 230 Fourth Avenue, Baraboo, WI
Joan Wheeler 608-356-6166