Wilderness Preservation

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Heard On University Of The Air

Even as some Americans were still moving into the frontier, others were planning ways to preserve the country’s wilderness. Aldo Leopold understood that in order to preserve one part of the landscape, you have to work with the area around it, too. We’ll find how his definition of wilderness changed and why the Yellowstone fire of 1988 was allowed to burn and how the reintroduction of wolves reshaped the plant and animal community. And we’ll see what role humans play in the preservation of wilderness and what he meant when he said that we should “think like a mountain.”

Episode Credits

  • Norman Gilliland Host

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