Author to share insight on touching environmental crusade

Jay Erskine Leutze will discuss his book, Stand Up That Mountain at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 7 at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva.

Leutze’s book tells of his role in defending a small mountain town on the Appalachian Trail from a large-scale gravel mine operation. 

Leutze, has become a leading voice for state and federal conservation funding for investment in public lands. He is a Trustee for Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, one of the nation’s most established land trusts.


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