Executive Director, Aldo Leopold Foundation
Bibi Gaston’s ”Gifford Pinchot and the Old Timers” is a critical documentation of the professionalization of natural resource management during a particularly fascinating time period in our country’s history. Those able to interact with Bibi will immediately be captured by her intense connection to these stories and her commitment to share them with readers and audiences.
Executive Director, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum. Allentown, Pennsylvania
Bibi Gaston has produced a seminal book about her great-granduncle Gifford Pinchot, our nation’s first Chief Forester, and the pioneering women and men who worked with him. Pinchot’s legacy offers inspiration to us today.
Forest Supervisor, Bitterroot National Forest
I had the pleasure of meeting Bibi Gaston in May of 2016 when she came to do a book signing and presentation at the Ravalli County Museum in Hamilton, Montana on her latest book “Gifford Pinchot and the First Foresters.” The presentation was well attended by history buffs, and retired and current Forest Service Employees. Bibi’s talk was descriptive and inspirational and gave participants a look into the past of the conservation movement. Bibi created a connection for all of us by being a great grand niece of Gifford Pinchot, but also through her dedicated research into the first foresters journals and her passion for the mission of the Forest Service. I still hear from friends and employees reading her book and there have been many praises for her visit to Hamilton Montana. I highly recommend Bibi as a speaker and presenter for historical, conservation or educational events.
It is clear from her talk and her book that Bibi Gaston is a treasure trove of knowledge. Her talk was not only informative but intriguingly insightful. We are so grateful we had the opportunity to hear her speak, and look forward to engaging with Bibi again in the future.
The Columns Museum in Milford, Pa.
The Columns Museum in Milford, Pa. hosted a reading and book signing featuring Bibi Gaston, and the guests enjoyed it very much. Miss Gaston lends an air of pride and wonder to her readings; she is obviously just as delighted by the content as the listener. A nice, feel good presentation by a very nice lady.