I have spent the last four years backpacking into the farthest reaches of wilderness to reveal a landscape threatened to extinction. Four years I have held onto these pages, writing with fragments of charcoal on the fringes of my topographic maps. It is difficult for me to conceive that I am finally announcing it.
This is the first real conservation book for cultural resources—the first real book taking a stand against the destruction of our past. I couldn’t be happier that so many of the most respected writers, archaeologists, artists, and Native American leaders were willing to take the stand with me. I sincerely thank Bill Lipe, Larry Loendorf, Paul Tosa, Greg Child, Jim Keyser, Lorran Meares, Scott Thybony, Andrew Gulliford, and Lawrence Baca for fervently writing for my book. Furthermore, I’d like to thank my publisher, Johnson Books, for sharing and sustaining my vision. I also thank Katie Lee and Pat Bagley for such kind reviews of the project.
The book goes on pre-order today. It includes over 150 large, full-color, previously unpublished photographs of mine with over forty pages of written works from the above contributors and myself. Please, check it out and share. The message the project conveys is critical. Pre-order the book at http://amzn.com/1555664652