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The good earth, and the good writers who celebrate her

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Posted: Monday, May 5, 2014 3:54 pm | Updated: 1:19 pm, Fri May 23, 2014.

American literature in the field of natural history and conservation has a legacy of great writers such as Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, Barry Commoner, Wallace Stegner, Barry Lopez, Ed Abbey and Peter Matthiessen. Surprisingly, New Mexico has contributed several prominent conservation writers, including Aldo Leopold and Ernest Thompson Seton. It is also home today to many extraordinary voices, men and women who explore the beauty and power of our natural world as well as the perils facing it. Here’s a look at three of them.

John Nichols

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