Ed Zahniser grew up amidst the Wilderness Movement in the 1950s and early 1960s. His father Howard Zahniser (1906–1964) is considered the primary author of the 1964 Wilderness Act. Ed considers his mother Alice B. Zahniser the Mother Teresa of outdoor cooking over wood fires. She was the logistician of the many Zahniser family wilderness adventures. Ed has been a frequent speaker on wilderness, wildness, and related topics at conferences, universities, and federal agency trainings. He has worked with the Publications Group of the National Park Service in Harpers Ferry, WV, for 35 years. He edited Where Wilderness Preservation Began: Adirondack Writings of Howard Zahniser (North Country Books) and Ways to the Wilderness: Summer 1956 Wilderness Trip Journal by Alice B. Zahniser (Atlantis Rising Communications). His most recent book of poems is Mall-hopping with the Great I AM (Somondoco Press, 2006). A hand-made, limited-edition chapbook of poems, Slow Down and Live, was produced by artist and designer Heather Watson, Pernot and Tatlin Environmental Graphics and Design, in 2011. With his wife Christine Duewel, Ed has lived in Shepherdstown, WV since 1977. He co-founded the Shepherdstown Good News Paper with the Reverend Randall Tremba in 1979: www.shepherdstowngoodnewspaper.org.