David Morine was a briefcase conservationist specializing in human nature. During his fifteen years in charge of land acquisition for The Nature Conservancy, Morine helped protect more than three million acres of wilderness, finding plenty to laugh about and learn from along the way. Here are the stories behind the deals and the people who made them—an enlightening, entertaining, occasionally unsettling look at the dirty job of keeping America clean.
David E. Morine was the head of land acquisition for The Nature Conservancy from 1972 to 1990. He is the author of five books, including Two Coots in a Canoe (Globe Pequot Press).