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Ep.15: Coffee Conversations with Author Heena with Guest Author Bowen Blair Coffee Conversations With Author Heena Pardeshi

Listen to this persuasive and insightful episode of my podcast, Coffee Conversations with Author Heena, where I talk to author Bowen Blair about his biography A Force for Nature: Nancy Russell's Fight to Save the Columbia Gorge.Bowen Blair is one of the United States' leading experts at conveying conservation land into public and tribal ownership. As senior vice president at Trust for Public Land (TPL) responsible for land acquisition, Blair oversaw the conveyance into public ownership of approximately two hundred transactions valued at half a billion dollars annually. He started TPL’s Oregon office, managed its Northwest and Midwest regions, and founded TPL’s Tribal and Native Lands Program, which acquired two hundred thousand acres for seventy tribes. Before his two-decade stint at TPL, Blair served as executive director for Friends of the Columbia Gorge where he negotiated and helped lead the lobbying effort to pass, the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act. After leaving TPL, Blair and current National Park Service director Chuck Sams founded Indian Country Conservancy, America’s only national nonprofit focused on returning conservation land to tribes, to help reverse a century of federal policies dispossessing tribes of their lands. In 2012 and 2016, Oregon governors appointed Blair to two four-year terms on the Columbia River Gorge Commission, where he served as chair and vice-chair for most of his tenure.BONUS: Listen to author Blair explain what exactly was the issue behind the famous Columbia Gorge and how he, along with many other people, led by the wonderful Nancy Russell, were able to successfully preserve this area after a long battle spanning over a decade!You can connect with author Bowen Blair on his Website and InstagramYou can find his novel A Force for Nature: Nancy Russell's Fight to Save the Columbia Gorge here: Oregon State University Press and Amazon__________________________________________________________________________________________For more, you can follow me on Instagram at @CrazyCatWriter, find out more about me, my books and my developmental editing services on my website: http://www.heenarathorep.com Or follow my bookish journey of reading more than 100 books every year at my Book Blog: The Reading Bud.You can also subscribe to my YouTube Channel or follow me on Support the showFollow me on: Instagram: @CrazyCatWriter Author Website: http://www.heenarathorep.com Book Blog: The Reading Bud YouTube Channel: @Crazy Cat Writer Twitter: @CrazyCatWriter Facebook: @CrazyCatWriter
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