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Reimagining Conservation


Many in the West (and everywhere really) are worried about the future of wildlife and environment as we grow and alter the landscape. Recently, a dissenting voice has emerged in the conservation movement asking whether the strategies of the past are outdated. Today, we're live in Montana, at the University of Utah's Taft-Nicholson Center for Environmental Humanities. We'll talk about what's working and not working in conservation today, and what better paths there may be for moving forward.


  • Terry Tempest Williams, Writer and Environmental Activist. Her most recent book is When Women Were Birds [Indiebound|Amazon]
  • John Varley, Biologist and Senior Research Scientist at Montana State University
  • Harvey Locke, Founder, Yellowstone to Yukon
  • Louisa Willcox, Conservation Advocate focused on wildlife of the Northern Rockies.


Former Montana poet laureate Henry Real Bird recorded this piece for us, saying the most important thing is that the water keeps moving.