Key Issue of Last Decade is Focal Point of Christopher Ketcham’s ‘This Land’

What are the biggest issues of the last decade? Ask a resident of the American West and you’ll likely hear two words: public lands. What is happening on these lands and the people endangering their future…

What are the biggest issues of the last decade? Ask a resident of the American West and you’ll likely hear two words: public lands. What is happening on these lands and the people endangering their future are laid bare in Christopher Ketcham’s recent book This Land – How Cowboys, Capitalism, and Corruption are Ruining the American West.

The investigative journalist has been reporting on the American West for more than a decade. And his intimate knowledge of the terrain emerges in his evocative prose. The book is also an in-depth investigation and a rallying cry to protect wild places.

KHOL called Ketcham at his home in the Catskill Mountains of New York to discuss the forces at play that threaten the West.

 

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About Robyn Vincent

Robyn launched KHOL's news department. She has worked as a reporter and editor in Wyoming for the last decade and her work has aired on NPR stations throughout the West. When she's not sweating deadlines, Robyn sustains her nomadic heart by traveling the world with her notebook and camera in hand. Follow @TheNomadicHeart

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