The EcoWild Program
Around The Campfire
You can’t be serious! A
sexy novel about conservation biology?The Lobo Outback Funeral Home,
By Dave Foreman
Foreword by Doug Peacock
this hard-hitting, action-packed eco-thriller, Dave Foreman writes
about commitment, or, rather, about the consequences of shirking
commitment. Jack Hunter, disillusioned and burned-out on
conservation activism after years as a Sierra Club lobbyist, leaves
Washington, D.C., for his family’s cabin in southwestern New
Mexico’s Diablo National Forest, convinced there is nothing he or
anyone else can do to stop humankind’s war on Nature.
Nevertheless, he finds himself falling for Dr. MaryAnne McClellan, a
conservation biologist who is as accomplished and tough as she is
The leader of the Diablo Wilderness Committee,
she tries to draw Hunter into the campaign to protect the area from
Forest Service logging plans, and she also wants to involve him in
the closely held secret that a pack of lobos—Mexican wolves—has
surprisingly appeared deep in the back country. Refusing to
commit to either MaryAnne or the lobos, despite the very real
threats to both, Hunter is soon caught up in the bloody consequences
of his cynicism, discovering the true cost of not taking a stand for
what he loves.
“What Foreman also brings to this juicy sprawl
of a novel is an abundance of raw autobiographical musing,
testosterone and detailed accounting of the daily workings of the
conservation movement….the shop-talk in Lobo is, among other
things, an historical contribution, a valuable menu of what it was
like to plan and strategize, of how went the mundane world of the
preservation world. Where else is this sort of daily detail
recorded?”—Doug Peacock from the “Foreword.”
WARNING: For mature audiences only.
Attorney General John Ashcroft has determined that the racy sexual
situations and graphic violence in Lobo will undermine the
norms of proper society.
$18.00 postpaid from The Rewilding Institute
(paperback). Johnson Books, 2004.
Signed by the author.
Or make checks payable to The Rewilding Institute and mail
The Rewilding Institute
Albuquerque, NM 87192