and on October 7…



Private land management via grazing is a better way to a healthy environment than is protectionism via no touch plans and programs. Some measure success, environmental and otherwise, in terms of their ability to control more of the environment (and therefore of us) via government regulation. To others, Conservatism is the home of the free market, of rewarding people for producing outcomes, not applying policies. 

If you’re interested in producing results rather than regulations, Ranchers, Farmers, and Dairymen will be interested to hear Dan discuss how their productive techniques are an enhancement to the environment worthy of understanding and replicating. 

Dan Dagget’s newest book — “Gardeners of Eden, Rediscovering Our Importance to Nature” has been called “the most important environmental manifesto since Aldo Leopoldʼs “Land Ethic”, 

His first book, “Beyond the Rangeland Conflict, Toward a West That Works” was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and has been called one of the classics dealing with environmental issues of the American West. 

We need a new environmentalism. 

* Co-sponsors: Skagit and Whatcom Chapters, Citizens’ Alliance for Property Rights (360) 739 1184 Whatcom and Skagit County Cattlemen’s Associations 


Bowdoin College            Brunswick, Maine

October 22, 2018 7:30-9:00pm

The Bowdoin College Republicans, in partnership with the Eisenhower Forum, presents Dan Dagget, pulitzer prize nominated author of Beyond the Rangeland Conflict Toward a West That Works (1995) and co-founder of the non-profit EcoResults!, to talk about his personal journey from being an “eco-radical” activist since the 1970s to his present day stance as a self-described “conservative environmentalist.”

Dan Dagget began his activist career protesting strip-coal mines in the 1970s and later became one of the early members of Earth First!. His passion in the environmental movement has led to the Sierra Club naming his as one of the Top 100 grass roots activists in 1992. Dan specializes in land management issues in the American West and over decades of experience, came to believe that approaching environmental issues in the West under conservative principles of free market and responsible ownership of land to farmers and ranchers, was the better solution to current “big government” efforts to nationalize and fence off land in order to “preserve” the environment.

Please join for a thought-provoking lecture on current environmental issues facing the American West and an exploration on the role of conservatives in the environmental movement.    




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