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An Evening with Conservation Journalist Ben Goldfarb

Wednesday, August 28, 2024

7:00 p.m.

Trinity Episcopal Church, Buffalo, NY

We are absolutely thrilled to host conservation journalist Ben Goldfarb this August. His first book, Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter, was a breakout sensation in 2019. His second book, Crossings: How Road Ecology is Shaping the Future of Our Planet, is a critically-acclaimed study of how roads have fragmented and transformed habitats around the globe.

Crossings' message reinforces the habitat restoration and permanent land protection work of the Land Conservancy here in WNY. You can purchase Crossings wherever books are sold, but we encourage you to shop at local Buffalo bookstores such as Burning BooksFitz Books, or the official bookstore of the event, Talking Leaves.

Join us on August 28th. Space is limited. Register for the IN-PERSON EVENT ONLY below. 

Thank you to our event sponsors. If you or your organization would like to sponsor, email Kyle Semmel at



Ben Goldfarb is an independent conservation journalist. He's the author of Crossings: How Road Ecology Is Shaping The Future of Our Planet, named one of the best books of 2023 by the New York Times, and Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter, winner of the 2019 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. His writing has appeared in the Atlantic, Science, the New York Times, the Washington Post, National Geographic, Orion Magazine, Mother Jones, the Guardian, High Country News, Outside Magazine, Smithsonian, bioGraphic, Pacific Standard, Audubon Magazine, Scientific American, Vox, OnEarth, Yale Environment 360, Grantland, the Nation, Hakai Magazine, VICE News, and other publications.

Praise for Crossings:

“Goldfarb is perceptive about how roads tangle animals together with humans…Crossings is well-paced and vivid, an engaging account.” ― Timothy Farrington, Wall Street Journal

“A powerhouse of a book, a comprehensive and engaging study of the many ways that roads damage natural habitats.” — David Gessner, the Washington Post

“Chronicles the enormous ecological damage caused by roadbuilding…Goldfarb guides the reader through an array of often heartbreaking stories, from the Los Angeles mountain lions so isolated by highways that they could inbreed themselves into extirpation to salmon populations smothered by tire pollution.” ― David Zipper, Bloomberg

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