Andrew Gulliford, professor of history and environmental studies at Fort Lewis College, will discuss his book “Outdoors in the Southwest” at the Cortez Cultural Center on Nov. 29 at 6 p.m.
The presentation is free.
The book is a collection of essays advocating an outdoor ethic that is based on curiosity, cooperation, humility and ecological literacy.
Addressing public land policy and environmental protection, the book serves as a guidebook about the West’s changing landscape, said Rebecca Levy, director of the Cultural Center.
Gulliford’s books about environmental history include “Preserving Western History;” “Sacred Object, Sacred Places: Preserving Tribal Traditions;” and “Boomtown Blues: Colorado Oil Shale.”
His column, “Gulliford’s Travels,” is published in The Journal and Durango Herald newspapers.