Why the Wild? Wilderness in the Anthropocene

In an era of climate change and sprawling human development, how can we conserve, manage and/or restore wilderness at scale? And what does “wilderness” mean in an epoch almost completely dominated by human activity? What role do wild places play, practically and spiritually?

Hosted by Jason Mark, Editor of the Sierra Magazine. With: Bruce Hamilton, Deputy Executive Director of the Sierra Club; Richard White, Professor of Environmental History at Stanford; Rue Mapp, award-winning founder of Outdoor Afro.

Recorded Friday, October 16, 2015 at the National Bioneers Conference in San Rafael, California.

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