Rescuing Wetlands Close to Home: Ten Stories of New England Landowners celebrates the role of private property owners in preserving natural landscapes and how their efforts connect people to the land and to each other. Told through spectacular pictures, interviews, and editorial insight, Rescuing Wetlands engages readers with profiles of landowners passionate about wetlands conservation and restoration.
Stories range in size, complexity, and geography-from one woman’s effort to restore a salt marsh behind her house on Rhode Island’s Narrangansett Bay to a retired executive’s purchase and preservation of land along the river in New Hampshire where he fished as a child.
The book also features portraits of the landowners and their landscapes by Courtney Bent, an award-winning photographer who also teaches photography and produces documentary films.
Rescuing Wetlands Close to Home is included on our New Books List for August 22, 2011.