2001-2013 Lectures

2013 Wilderness Lecture Series

Wilderness on the edge: The emerging roles of wild lands in changing landscapes

This series explored our definitions of wilderness across landscapes, communitites, political frameworks, and scientific investigations. We heard stories from people who manage large landscapes, live near wilderness areas, and study species that roam across our political boundaries of wilderness. This series challenged us to reexamine our definition of wilderness, and encouraged us to imagine future wild lands outside the scope of our contemporary frameworks for wilderness management.

  • On the Edge of Wilderness: Looking Inside While Looking Out
    Stephen McCool, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus of Wildland Recreation Management, University of Montana - Watch this lecture
  • Montana Legacy Project: Landscape-scale Community-based Conservation
    Caroline Byrd, Director of the Western Montana Program, The Nature Conservancy - Watch this lecture
  • The Force of Wilderness within the Ubiquity of Cyberspace
    Albert Borgmann, Ph.D, Regents Professor of Philosophy, University of Montana
  • Wilderness and Fire: Lessons Learned from 40 Years of Success in the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness
    Dave Campbell, Bitterroot West Fork Ranger District, United States Forest Service
  • Wild Salmon, Wild Lands: Connections Between Intact Ecosystems and Healthy Salmon Populations in the Snake River Basin
    Sam Mace, Inland Northwest Director, Save Our Wild Salmon
  • The New Wild
    Emma Marris, Author and Journalist
  • Wilderness, Wildness, and Biodiversity: We Need All Three
    Reed Noss,  Ph.D, Department of Biology, University of Central Florida

2012 Webcasts

2008 Lecture Series in the News

2007 Lecture Series Interviews

2005 Lecture Series in the News 

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2001 Poetics of Wilderness Lecture Series Proceedings Available Online or order a copy from the University of Montana Bookstore, (406) 243-6936