One of the last blocks of unprotected wild country left in the Lower 48, the Clearwater Country in north-central Idaho “is a small place, not a large place to save,” writes Charles Pezeshki. Serving as advocate as he chronicles this land and the people involved in efforts to preserve it, Pezeshki introduces us not only to a spectacular country, but also to the ordinary folks—a timber cruiser, a construction worker, an insurance salesman, a piano teacher—who labor against enormous odds to save it from the chain saw.
Wild to the Last is a journey, both sublime and horrific, through a magnificent natural land, complete with wild, roaring rivers, old-growth forest, and snowy peaks. It is also a desperate call for help as one of the last wild places in America is clearcut—while the public remains largely unaware and apathetic.
Photographs / maps / 288 pages (1998)