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Betsy Gaines Quammen Author Event: American Zion
The Writer's Voice is bringing Betsy Gaines Quammen to Billings to talk about her timely book American Zion: Cliven Bundy, God, and Public Lands in the West. Join us at 7:00pm on Wednesday, June 23rd!
(Attendance will be limited, so call to make a reservation to ensure a spot. A small number of slots will be set aside for walk-ins. We encourage everyone to wear a mask for the comfort and safety of those who are immunocompromised.)
Betsy Gaines Quammen
Betsy Gaines Quammen is an environmental historian and writer. She received a PhD from Montana State University where she studied religion, history and the philosophy of science. Her dissertation focused on Mormon history and the roots of armed public land conflicts occurring in the Unites States. She is fascinated at how religious views shape relationships to landscape. Wildlife protection is her passion, having over the years helped establish conservation projects in Mongolia, Bhutan and throughout the American West. Betsy worked for the East African Wildlife Society in Kenya; in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming on grizzly bear conservation, ecosystem protection and grazing issues and served as a board member of the national Sierra Club concentrating on threats to wildlife and public land. Betsy lives in Bozeman, Montana with her husband, writer David Quammen, three huge dogs, an overweight cat and a pretty big rescue python named Boots.