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The Gila Wilderness at 100
Edited by Elizabeth Hightower Allen



March 2022 | Nonfiction | 978-1-948814-55-3 | 250 pp | 21.95 



Elizabeth Hightower Allen is a contributing editor at Outside Magazine, where she spent twenty-plus years editing award-winning features and writing columns and book reviews. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she edits books and articles about public lands, memoir, and adventure; serves on the advisory board to Writers on the Range; and camps and rafts as much as she can with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.

In the summer of 1922, Aldo Leopold traveled on horseback up into the headwaters of New Mexico's Gila River and proposed to his bosses at the Forest Service that 500,000 acres of that rough country be set aside as roadless wilderness. Thus was born America's first—the world's first—designated wilderness. A century later, writer-activists come together to celebrate this vast, rugged landscape, the Yellowstone of the Southwest.


Tom Udall

Elizabeth Hightower Allen

Eve West Bessier

Deb Haaland

Aldo Leopold

Joe Saenz

Jakob W. Sedig

Priscilla Solis Ybarra

Charles Bowden

Philip Connors

Sharman Apt Russell

Renata Golden

Michael P. Berman

M. H. Dutch Salmon

Laura Paskus

Beto O'Rourke

Priyanka Kumar

Leeanna T. Torres

Joy Harjo

Martin Heinrich

Karl Malcolm

Pam Houston

Ella Jaz Kirk

Gabe Vasquez

Martha Schumann Cooper

JJ Amaworo Wilson