Ira Gabrielson - Diary, 1931-1935

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What does it take to change the way a whole country understands and interacts with its wildlife? One of many committed naturalists determined to see American biodiversity documented, understood and maintained was Ira Gabrielson (1889-1977). After three years of being a school teacher, Gabrielson joined the Bureau of Biological Survey in 1915. He kept a diary more or less daily, and his entries contain a wide range of information about the specimens and the people he worked with in a variety of settings. In the four years that this volume covers, Gabrielson was often traveling and publishing his first book "Western American Alpines" (1932).

Join us in transcribing this diary from a man who would go on to lead the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and to help organize the World Wildlife Fund.

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