Sailor for the Wild

On Maine, Conservation and Boats

Book Description

Inspired by Maine's extraordinary land-and-seascape, the author recounts a lifetime of intertwined adventures on the water, and professional and volunteer land conservation engagement. Shining through is the joy of Maine ocean and landscape, fascination with good boats, dedication to conservation, and observations about a changing world.

Important land trust history, and some national trust, is set forth for the first time. Maps by Jane Crosen.

Among the advance comments:

“Great history and warmly written! . . . from a player present at the birth of the modem conservation movement.”—Tim Glidden, President, Maine Coast Heritage Trust

“… a fantastic job of merging the personal and professional, factual and reflective, historical and contemporary.”—Janet Milne, Professor, VT Law School

“As one of Maine's pioneers for the land trust movement, Ben Emory's historical perspective in Sailor for the Wild is both enlightening and entertaining . . . An admirable accomplishment and nicely written.”—Anthony Irving, Preservation Chair, Lyme (CT) Land Conservation Trust and ocean sailor

Ben Emory of Bar Harbor and Brooklin, Maine, has decades of conservation experience. As executive director of Maine Coast Heritage Trust, he helped Acadia National Park launch its nationally heralded conservation easement program. Co-founding the Land Trust Exchange (now Alliance) and serving as its president, he later became Maine representative for The Conservation Fund. He has served on several land trust boards as well as the Land for Maine's Future Board and Acadia National Park Advisory Commission.

He has published articles in Northern Woodlands, Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, Cruising World and Yachtin

About Emory, Ben

Ben Emory of Bar Harbor and Brooklin, Maine, has decades of conservation experience. An executive director of Maine Coast Heritage Trust, he helped Acadia National Park launch its nationally heralded conservation easement program. Co-founding the Land Trust Exchange (now Alliance) and serving as its president, he later became Maine representative for The Conservation Fund. He has served on several land trust boards as well as the Land for Maine's Future Board and Acadia National Park Advisory Commission.

The book is thoroughly illustrated with photographs of the conserved areas.
Passionate about boats, Ben has explored Maine by sail and oar and extensively cruised and raced in the Atlantic. A member of the Cruising Club of America, he graduated from Harvard and earned a M.B.A. degree from Dartmouth.

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