Climate, Water & Colorado Plateau - Book Reading & Book Signing by Jack Loeffler and William deBuys

Date: November 08, 2012

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Grand County Public Library

Price: Event is free to the public!

Climate, Water & Colorado Plateau - Book Reading & Book Signing by Jack Loeffler and William deBuys


Jack Loeffler is an aural historian, radio producer, and writer. His focus includes restoration and preservation of habitat, the relationships of indigenous cultures to homeland, and the role of cognitive diversity in sundering monoculture. Loeffler has produced many radio series including Moving Waters - The Colorado River and the West; The Spirit of Place; and The Lore of the Land. His books include: Headed Upstream: Interviews with Iconoclasts; Adventures with Ed: A Portrait of Abbey; and Healing the West: Voices of Culture and Habitat. His current radio series/book project is entitled Thinking Like a Watershed/Watersheds as Commons. He is the recipient of a New Mexico Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts, and the Edgar Lee Hewett Award for Writing from the New Mexico Historical Society. In 2009 he was honored as a Santa Fe Living Treasure. In 2010, he was awarded the Archie Green Public Folklore Advocacy Award by the American Folklore Society. He has been running rivers in the Southwest for over forty years.

Jack Loeffler will be presenting his newest book, Thinking Like a Watershed: Voices from the West.



William deBuys's seven books include A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American West (2011), The Walk (2008), Seeing Things Whole: The Essential John Wesley Powell (2001), Salt Dreams (1999), and River of Traps (a 1991 Pulitzer finalist). He was a 2008-2009 Guggenheim Fellow. As a conservationist, he has helped protect more than 150,000 acres in New Mexico, Arizona, and North Carolina. From 2001 to 2005, he chaired the Valles Caldera Trust, which administers the 89,000 acre Valles Caldera National Preserve in New Mexico. Recent writing projects have taken him to Borneo and Lao PDR. He lives and writes on a small farm in northern New Mexico tha the has tended since the 1970s.