Conservationist Tom Butler At Grandfather Mountain's "Grandfather Presents" (2018-06-15 15:57:29)

Celebrated conservationist, activist and writer Tom Butler will speak at Grandfather Mountain on Thursday, June 21st, part of Grandfather Mountain’s after-hour lecture series, Grandfather Presents.

Butler currently serves as vice president for conservation advocacy for the Foundation for Deep Ecology, an organization dedicated to supporting education and advocacy on behalf of wild nature. He is also the board president of the Northeast Wilderness Trust and the former longtime editor of Wild Earth journal, as well as author of several books including Wildlands Philanthropy and Plundering Appalchia.

Butler will discuss the role of private initiative and funding to save natural areas, ranging from North Carolina to Patagonia. He’ll also describe the evolving arguments for wilderness protection in American conservation history, as well as a vision for rewilding the landscape and human communities in the coming centuries and beyond.

Grandfather Presents Tom Butler will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, at the Nature Museum on Grandfather Mountain. Cost is $20 for general admission and free for members of the Grandfather Mountain Bridge Club. Seating is limited so registration is required.

RSVP by calling (828) 733-2013.