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Deep Rewilding

Dr. Bill Lynn, research scientist and thought-leader in the field of ethics and sustainability, is especially passionate about human-animal relations. In this essay, Dr. Lynn urges conservationists to think beyond the fundamental science of rewilding and reconnect with its ethical roots. Photo: J. Henry Fair

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A Conversation with Jon Huertas

Our celebrity ambassador, Jon Huertas, is a big hit in Hollywood, having played a leading role on “Castle” before taking on his current persona as Miguel on NBC’s blockbuster family drama, “This Is Us.” In this exclusive interview, Jon shares highlights from his recent rafting trip down the Colorado River with Wildlands Network, and tells us about his early introduction to wildlife, his passion for mountain lions, and his commitment to educating young people about why we need wildness. Photo: Tracey Butcher

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Daunted Courage, Part III (Finale)

When writer Paula MacKay decided to join Wildlands friends on a float trip down the Upper Missouri River, she stepped out of her comfort zone and into the waterway traveled by Lewis and Clark more than 200 years ago. In the final section of her travel essay, she explores the rewards of river time and the challenges of being a conservationist. Photo: Robert Long

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Daunted Courage, Part II

When writer Paula MacKay decided to join Wildlands friends on a float trip down the Upper Missouri River, she stepped out of her comfort zone and into the waterway traveled by Lewis and Clark more than 200 years ago. In Part II of her travel essay, she grapples with the humility of surrendering to the wind. Photo: Robert Long

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Daunted Courage, Part I

When writer Paula MacKay decided to join Wildlands friends on a float trip down the Upper Missouri River, she stepped out of her comfort zone and into the waterway traveled by Lewis and Clark more than 200 years ago. In Part I of her travel essay, she sets the stage for her paddle through history.