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September 2015 in Missoula, Montana: A Celebration of the Written Word
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Friday, September 11 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Montana's Ponderosa Forests: People, Place, and Politics

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Stephen F. Arno and Carl Fielder, co-authors of Ponderosa: People, Fire and the West's Most Iconic Tree, along with Greg Gordon, author of When Money Grew on Trees: A. B. Hammond and the Age of the Timber Baron, will share from their work, while conversing on how trees have impacted Montana history (and vice-versa).

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Karla Theilen

Karla Theilen is currently in the home stretch of writing a raconteuse’s tale of six summers on a wilderness fire lookout following a slapdash recipe of one part nature writing, one part reflection, a measure of humor and a pinch of madness. The memoir is finished with a light, lyrical glaze, served on a bed of humility and best enjoyed with a tall glass of booze. Her writing has been featured on National Public Radio’s Morning... Read More →

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Stephen F. Arno

Stephen F. Arno obtained a PhD in forestry and plant science from the University of Montana in 1970. He was a research forester with the USDA Fire Sciences Laboratory in Missoula, before retiring in 1999. He has practiced restoration forestry on his family’s ponderosa pine forest for more than forty years and has written several books related to trees and forests. A committed denizen of the forest, he enjoys the long process of... Read More →
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Carl Fiedler

Carl E. Fiedler retired from the University of Montana in 2007 after 25 years as professor of forest management and stints with the US Army and the USFS Intermountain Research Station. His primary pastime since the 1970s has been traveling the backroads of the West, visiting and studying forests of every kind, but especially ponderosa pine. During summers, he also conducted workshops on ponderosa pine management and restoration forestry for... Read More →
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Greg Gordon

Greg Gordon was born and raised in Denver, Colorado.  He moved to Missoula, Montana in 1989 to attend graduate school.  After receiving his MS in Environmental Studies from UM, he continued to live in Montana while teaching field studies programs. He received his PhD in History from the University of Montana in 2010, with his dissertation on A. B. Hammond.  His book, When Money Grew on Trees: A. B. Hammond and the Age of the Timber... Read More →



Friday September 11, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Missoula Art Museum - Frost Gallery 335 N Pattee St, Missoula, MT 59802

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