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Can We Rewild Nature without Rewilding Ourselves?

It’s 5 o’clock in the morning. That’s dawn in the Pacific Northwest on a spring day just a few weeks short of the summer solstice. The still waters of Puget Sound’s Rich Passage reflect the varied grays of an overcast sky, rippled only by ferries moving commuters to and fro between Bremerton and Seattle. Most Continue reading “Can We Rewild Nature without Rewilding Ourselves?”

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Reconnecting the Eastern Wildway

On the East Coast, the challenge we face now is reconnecting the region’s big core forests and wetlands into a network that is more than the sum of its parts, and do so fast enough and smart enough to stay ahead of the second wave of habitat loss due to urbanization marching across many popular parts of the region. Photo: Alexius Horatius

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A New Way of Seeing

In this guest post, author Andrew Wisniewski discusses his experiences at RumbleX this past March, when conservationists and athletes gathered together to experience wildlife corridors through the eyes of animals. Andrew posits that since man can’t seem to leave the natural world to be wild, the work of the conservationist is forever important. Photo: Kristen M. Caldon

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Full Circle

Iowan MJ Hatfield describes herself as “head over heals into the wild diversity of insects and how little we actually know about the community of life in our own backyards.” MJ’s impassioned and lyrical celebration of moths and other wild creatures in Iowa serve as a timeless reminder that, as she writes in her essay, “wildness remains around us” wherever we live.