EDWARD ABBEY is often called the “Thoreau of the American West.” Infamous for his views on the environment and his criticism of public land policies, Abbey emerged from the early sixties conservationist movement with a uniquely sharp wit and sardonic sense of humor. His stories warn about the consequences of commercial over-development in the Southwest. The movie Wrenched chronicles Abbey’s indelible influence on conservation of the Southwest’s vast landscapes and preservation of its wild areas, an influence that endures 20 years after his death and release of his final novel.After the movie, the Conservation League will share highlights of key local issues and how attendees can help conserve and protect the White Mountain’s natural and wild areas for generations to come.
Ed George, a Flagstaff cinematographer who helped film Wrenched, will introduce the movie.
WHEN AND WHERE
Aug 8, 2015
3:00 PM (Free refreshments at 2:45)
White Mountain Nature Center is located off Highway 260 in Lakeside between the Big Springs Environmental Study Area and the Mountain Meadow Recreation Complex.