Wild Places Preserved: The Story of Bob Marshall in Idaho, by UI Librarian Emeritus Dennis Baird and UI PhD graduate AnneMarie Moore, has been published by the University of Idaho Library.
Bob Marshall was an avid hiker, conscientious federal bureaucrat, and passionate conservationist whose appreciation for the wild grew as his profession brought him West. He was assigned to the U.S. Forest Service’s Priest River Experiment Station early in his career, and by the end of his 38 short years he had left his mark on millions of acres in Idaho’s wild land including the Selway –Bitterroot Primitive Area, River of No Return Wilderness, and Hells Canyon, to name a few.
Those familiar with Idaho’s wild and scenic areas will be interested to learn about the man whose love for these places drove him to seek their protection, while those who have not yet experienced the many wonderful and pristine parts of the country’s 43rd state will be inspired to see these places for the first time… and to know that a man named Bob Marshall helped to make the opportunity possible.
This book is a publication of the University of Idaho Library’s Northwest Historical Manuscript Series and is available for purchase from BookPeople of Moscow or Caxton Printers.