Land Tawney of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is an outspoken advocate for public lands. In a TED talk, Tawney makes the case for public lands.
Land is a fifth-generation Montanan who developed his conservation ethic from a young age in duck blinds on warm water sloughs in the Bitterroot Valley, at the end of a fly rod during the salmon fly hatch on the Big Hole River, and chasing the wily wapiti in Cinnabar Basin.
He received a B.S. in wildlife biology from the University of Montana in 2000 and a PhD in post hole digging while fencing in the family quarter horses and mules. Since graduating college, Land has worked to perpetuate the conservation heritage gifted to us, first with the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, then with the National Wildlife Federation and now as CEO at Backcountry Hunters & Anglers.
Video Recorded by TEDxHieronymusPark crew Video Edited by Christian Ackerman of FastCoast Productions Sound Mixing by Robert Parr of Yellow Seahorse Records This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx