Rick Bass is the author of numerous books, including The Book of Yaak, Wild to the Heart, The Deer Pasture
, and Why I Came West
, which was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography in 2008. He has lived in Montana’s Yaak Valley since 1987 and is a member of the Yaak Valley Forest Council.
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In the Yaak Valley of Montana, environmentalists have been talking to loggers, snowmobilers and other longtime opponents of wilderness protection about the future of public lands. Their accord is part of a cooperative effort that could lead to the first wilderness-area designation in the state in a quarter century.
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