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William deBuys

William deBuys Biography

William deBuys was born in 1949, in Maryland. He is a writer and conservationist. His work for the Nature Conservancy and for the Conservation Fund, in North Carolina, Arizona, and New Mexico, has led to the permanent protection of public and private lands totaling over 150,000 acres. At present, Mr. deBuys teaches in the Documentary Studies Program at the College of Santa Fe. From 1997 to 2004 he directed ranchers, conservationists, and public agencies in the rehabilitation of rangelands in northern New Mexico. From 2001 to January 2005 he also served as chairman of the Preserve under a new and experimental approach to the management of public lands.

deBuys is the author of eight books, including River of Traps, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a Pulitzer Prize nonfiction finalist; Enchantment and Exploitation; The Walk (an excerpt of which won a Pushcart Prize in 2008); and A Great Aridness. An active conservationist, deBuys lives in New Mexico.

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