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September 20, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Time Details:
6-7 PM
Yellowstone Board Room
Billings, MT 59101
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Humanities Montana Lecture: The Resurgent Wild

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Join Christopher Preston, a professor of environmental philosophy from University of Montana as he gives a lecture as part of the Humanities Montana series: Wild nature fills the mythology of the American West. But is the wild disappearing? Despite this common fear, the restoration of animals like grizzly bears, bison, and wolves means that, in some contexts, Montana’s wild nature may actually be starting to increase again. Nature, it turns out, may be on the point of being renewed. Christopher Preston looks at how these examples of renewal fit with the traditional account of nature preservation and what they might mean for how we think about the surrounding landscape going forward.