John McCarthy talks wilderness in Sandpoint

A love for Wilderness has driven John McCarthy for four decades. 

From his roots as a U.S. Forest Service trail crew worker in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness to his latter years as a conservation advocate, McCarthy worked to show why wilderness matters. Locals can learn from his 40-plus years of experience when he visits Sandpoint. He will talk about the past, present and future of wilderness at Utara Brewing on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 6-8 p.m.

McCarthy is fresh off the publication of his new book “Working the Wilderness: Early Leaders for Wild Lands.” The book tells the stories of four men and one woman who were visionaries for wild places. Their work helped define how we work and protect the wilderness today. They’re part of why we can enjoy that clean air and water today. And they are an example of how we can save it for our kids and grandkids.

The upcoming talk at Utara is a great chance to listen and ask questions about why wilderness matters. Books will be available for purchase and signing. And as an added bonus, Idaho Trails Association will be there for a crosscut saw demo.

Come by to be inspired and learn how you can help the wilderness cause. More on this event and more on FSPW’s website.

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Britta Mireley lives in Colorado with her husband, daughter, and two cats. She's using her background in marketing and fundraising to save the wild Scotchmans so her daughter and someday, her daughter's children, can discover nature in its purest form.

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