Idaho Wilderness Considered is an anthology of essays, photos, and other reflections in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and the establishment of new wilderness areas in Idaho in 2015. 25 Idahoans contributed to the anthology including Governor Cecil Andrus who was interviewed on his life in conservation and US Congressman Mike Simpson on Boulder-White Clouds legislation.
The anthology is the capstone of a popular Idaho Humanities Council reading and conversation series on the history and meaning of wilderness, hosted in libraries and other venues throughout the state in 2014-15. The contributions to the book, made by advocates, scholars, hikers, journalists, photographers, and others, explore the history, policy, law, literature, art, and science of Idaho wilderness.
Idaho Wilderness Considered is available for $15 (plus $4 media mail shipping and sales tax) on the council’s website.
This program was nominated for a 2016 Schwartz Prize. Check out their nomination here.