Earth Day Announcement: Our newest project to protect America's Arctic forever

Carson-with-Silent-SpringToday, on the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, we’re reflecting on the fact that it was a book, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, which is credited with the launch of the environmental movement in the United States.
 
“More than any other person, Ms. Carson raised public awareness and concern for living organisms, the environment and public health.”—Earth Day Network 
 
At Braided River, we're proud to carry on this tradition by publishing books that inform and, more importantly, inspire readers to protect wild lands and by giving our photographers and authors opportunities to serve as eloquent spokespeople for environmental preservation. On Earth Day 2015, we’re excited to announce our plans for our next book highlighting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
 
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Photo by Subhankar Banerjee from Seasons of Life and Land 
 
Our first book, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Seasons of Life and Land, refuted the myth of the Arctic as a “flat white nothingness” as it brought the vitality of this landscape to the attention of more than 30 million people. 
 
 
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Photo by Steven Kazlowski from Arctic Wings 
 
Arctic Wings celebrated the birds that journey to and from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge each year from all corners of the globe. 
 
 
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Photo by Florian Schulz from The Wild Edge 
 
This fall, we’ll release The Wild Edge: Freedom to Roam the Pacific Coast. Featuring Florian Schulz’s exquisite photography, along with essays by Bruce Barcott, Philippe Cousteau and profiles of leaders in the marine conservation movement, we will strive to have same kind of inspiring impact on international marine conservation that Yellowstone to Yukon spurred for large-landscape connectivity between the U.S. and Canada.
 
 
Voices for the Arctic as Wilderness
Credits, Far left: Daniel Glick; Center left: Patrick Endres; Far Right: Raymond K. Gehman / National Geographic 
 
With the Obama Administration’s recent proposal to designate portions of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness, we’ve never had a better chance to protect the Arctic’s vast natural resources. Our new book will feature dozens of passionate voices and photographers—with new and fresh perspectives from biologists, poets, outdoor athletes, artists, veterans, chefs, humanitarians, and the people who call the Refuge home. We’re hoping it will be the last book needed to protect this critical reservoir of biodiversity forever.
 
Help us spread the word about this exciting new project!