Scott Einberger, an environmental historian, will discuss his new book “With Distance in His Eyes, The Environmental Life and Legacy of Stewart Udall,” Wednesday, September 5, 7:00 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. The talk is presented by the Pajarito Group of the Sierra Club and the Los Alamos Public Library, as part of the Library’s Authors Speak series of book talks and lectures.
Stewart Udall was a major figure in American conservation. Perhaps no other public official or secretary of the interior has ever had as much success in environmental protection, natural resource conservation, and outdoor recreation-opportunity creation as Udall. As a highly successful U.S. Secretary of the Interior under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, he helped create the Wilderness Act, Endangered Species Preservation Act, and Wild and Scenic Rivers System, along with establishing dozens of new national parks and wildlife refuges. Udall also spent significant time in the 1980s and 90s defending Navajo uranium miners. He spent his twilight years in northern New Mexico where he was active in the conservation community. He has a connection with Los Alamos in that he was interested in LANL’s Hot Dry Rock initiative.
Einberger will sell and sign books after his talk.
Please join the Pajarito Group and the Library’s Authors Speak at Fuller Lodge to hear about one of our environmental heroes, and to get some tips about furthering our current activism.