Living, Learning, Writing: Oregon's Barry Lopez Remembered
Barry Lopez learned a lot--and wrote a lot--about the planet and its people in his 75 years.
And even in his final autumn, Earth delivered some new and exciting changes: the September fires destroyed much of the forest around Lopez's home in the McKenzie River country. He and his house survived, but Lopez died of cancer on Christmas Day, after piling up the books and essays and the awards for them.
We assembled a panel of people to talk about Lopez and the importance of his writing about nature and humans, and the space between them: Terry Tempest Williams, the author and conservationist, Rick Bass, also an author and environmental activist, and Sharon Sherman, folklorist, filmmaker, and former professor at the University of Oregon.