In Remembrance of Michael Frome: 1920-2016

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Born in the Bronx in 1920, Michael Frome was an important author and teacher. He was an inspiration to a generation of conservationists and environmentalists. Throughout his life Michael was an outspoken advocate and defender of wilderness and public lands. After serving our country in the U.S. Air Force, he continued to serve as an untiring environmental voice for the remainder of his 96 years. His voice will be missed.

Professor Frome was an author of more than 20 books, a columnist for numerous magazines and newsletters, and a teacher of journalism. He taught at the University of Idaho and at University of Vermont. He also taught environmental journalism and writing at Northland College (Wisconsin) and Western Washington University. In 1995 he retired from the faculty of Western Washington University. Professor Frome received the prestigious honor from the University of Idaho that established the Michael Frome scholarship for excellence in conservation writing.

Michael also received many awards: among them, the Wilderness Writing Award from the Wild Foundation; the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Award (behalf of the National Parks); and the 1980 award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

Here are links to other obituaries and articles about Michael: http://rewilding.org/rewildit/michael-frome-may-25-1920-to-september-4-2016/

http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2010/05/90-years-dr-michael-frome-continues-lament-state-national-parks5902

Here is the link to our Forces of Nature video of Michael : http://theforcesofnature.com/movies/michael-frome/

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