The Emerald Mile by Kevin Fedarko

This title is part of BHA's Jim Posewitz Digital Library: Required Reading for Conservationists


If you have spent any time in the landscape of the American West you understand the significance of rivers and water in the sculpting of our actions, experiences and thoughts. While this book’s tale is centered around an incredible account of one single ride down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, it is just an excuse to tell the epic tale of the river itself – a book of history lessons, geology lessons and lessons of adventure, power, birth, destruction, respect and disrespect at every level; how man and nature played and still play their parts.  Emerald Mile will instantly etch its own canyon in your psyche, and you will hear rivers calling you that you could not hear before.

-RACHEL SCHMIDT, BHA innovative alliances director


Purchase The Emerald Mile on Amazon Smile, and register Backcountry Hunters & Anglers as your preferred nonprofit to give back to your wild public lands, waters and wildlife. 

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