Wilderness Partners: Buzz Caverly and Baxter State Park

Wilderness Partners: Buzz Caverly and Baxter State Park

by Phyllis Austin


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Buzz Caverly’s inspiring story reveals the minefield of people and issues he negotiated to save the park’s wilderness character.

Buzz Caverly first joined the ranger staff at Baxter State Park in 1960, when the new park was just taking shape under the direction of Helon Taylor and the park's donor, Percival Baxter, who wished the park to be forever wild. Caverly's legendary career in the park one of the most unusual wilderness areas in the nation culminated when he became park director in 1981. Over the years he saw tremendous changes in attitude about land conservation, public access, and park management. From the Wild West days of the 1960s to the intensely managed years of the 1990s and beyond, the clash of personalities and politics is entertaining and inspiring, and reveals the minefield of people and issues Buzz had to negotiate to save the park's wilderness character.

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ISBN-13: 9780884483045
Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers
Publication date: 12/28/2008
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Journalist Phyllis
Austin (Brunswick, Maine) has covered environmental and forestland issues in
Maine for more than 30 years, including many years at the Maine Times. Her books include Queen Bee: Roxanne Quimby, Burt's Bees and her Quest for a New National Park, On Wilderness and Wilderness

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