CUSHING — The fabled Maine North Woods will be realistically described by Park Ranger Andrew Vietze in a live talk at the Cushing Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 6:30 p.m. The program is free and open to the public.
For further information call Wendy Roberts at 207-691-0833 or email

Vietze has spent 18 years as a Park Ranger after a career as editor and writer, including a term as managing editor of Down East magazine.  His latest of many books is “This Wild Land: Two Decades of Adventure as a Park Ranger in the Shadow of Katahdin.” It records, in the words of author Paul Doiron, Vietze’s “adventures and misadventures as a ranger at Baxter State Park, at once inspirational, frankly heartfelt, and endlessly entertaining.”

Vietze offers good stories with humor, verve, an eye for detail, and a delight in its human and non-human inhabitants. Vietze’s previous publications include a study of Maine’s famous white pines and their place in American history, a reconstruction of the Boon Island storm and shipwreck, and “Becoming Teddy Roosevelt,” a story of a famous American hero and an unassuming Mainer.