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Book Signing Event:

The Forester’s Log: Musings from the Woods

Author Mary Stuever will be signing her new book at

Tome on the Range Bookstore

116 Bridge Street, Las Vegas, NM

Saturday, March 21, 2009, 3 p.m.


Over the last quarter century, Mary Stuever captured stories from her work as a forester in the American Southwest in her monthly column, “The Forester’s Log”. Gathered here together, these tales spin a web of words that explain why forest fires are larger, why trees are being cut from forests, why kids need to spend times outdoors, why catastrophic burn areas need planted and protected, and why people and land share an incredible bond that should be nurtured and honored.

“It's been a long time since a foresters wrote plainly about their work (Gifford Pinchot, Aldo Leopold, Elers Koch (Forty Years a Forester) -- and back then it was only the guys."

-- Ana Maria Spagna, author of Wilderness, Belonging and the Crosscut Saw

The Forester’s Log is about people and places, familiar to many in the Southwest…Grand Canyon National Park, Philmont Scout Ranch, Jemez Mountains, Sandia Mountains, Tribal Lands of the White Mountain Apache (Fort Apache Indian Reservation), Rio Grande, pueblos, fire camps, mountain forests, riverside bosques. This book is a trip to the woods with college professors, seasoned loggers, native firefighters, elementary students, caring ranchers, and a field forester with eye toward a better future full of healthy forests.

  Anyone who’s ever walked among towering ponderosas, worried about dying piñons, watched racing flames on a mountainside, or marveled at new growth sprouting from burned ground will love this book. Southwestern forests have found a compelling voice.”

—Mary Beath, author of Hiking Alone, Trails Ho