The Contributors up to the Fourth Edition

John G. Mitchell
Mr. Mitchell retired in 2003 as Senior Editor for the Environment at The
National Geographic. He is also a former science editor of Newsweek and former
editor-in-chief of Sierra Club Books. His work has appeared in many
publications, including Audubon and Wilderness. A former chairman of the
Redding Conservation Commission, Mr. Mitchell has also acted as
spokesperson for that poet/philosopher/naturalist Trapper Henderson whose
wisdom and humor appear in the local press from time to time.

Joan Ensor
Ms. Ensor is a past president of the Redding Land Trust, a former secretary
of the Redding Zoning Commission, and for many years was a correspondent
for area newspapers. She has authored two memoirs that recount her
days of growing up in long-ago Redding. Along with her husband, the late
Clois Ensor, she has been a prime leader in the land preservation movement
in Redding.

Mary Anne Guitar
Ms. Guitar is president of the Redding Land Trust and was one of its original
incorporators in 1965. A writer specializing in landsaving policy and
grass-roots conservation, she served as Redding's First Selectman from 1977
to 1989. A current member of Redding's Board of Finance, Ms. Guitar is an
active participant in various organizations within the Town and, for many
years, has been a mentor to new generations of leaders on how to preserve
Redding's rural quality of life.

Jane M. Ross
Secretary of the Redding Land Trust, Ms. Ross has been a college English
professor and a writer/editor working for numerous institutions of higher
education. A long-time hiker of Redding trails, Ms. Ross is involved in many
Town activities.

Heidi Lindy
Ms. Lindy, formerly of Redding, is an artist currently residing in Lakeville,
Connecticut. Her work has been shown locally and at the Mark Twain

Barrett Cram
Mr. Cram, mapmaker for the third edition of The Book of Trails, lives in
Redding and is surrounded by lands preserved by conservation easements
held by the Redding Land Trust because of the generosity and commitment
to open space of the Cram family.