Book Talk: Wild by Design—The Rise of Ecological Restoration

Book Talk: Wild by Design—The Rise of Ecological Restoration

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

6:00 PM–7:00 PM
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Williams College Environmental Studies Professor Laura J. Martin, author of Wild by Design: The Rise of Ecological Restoration (Harvard University Press, 2022), examines how in our age of biodiversity crisis, many wild species will not survive without acts of human care. What should that care look like? Is it possible to design nature without destroying wildness? How do these questions pertain to our lives, here, in Western Massachusetts? Martin speaks to what we can learn from the past century of ecological restoration, discusses what it means to be wild, and offers a call for ecological restoration that is socially just. Martin will be in conversation with Sara Houghteling, special projects coordinator at the Clark. 

Free. A book signing follows the talk. Copies of Wild by Design will be available for purchase at the talk and in the Museum Store. Accessible seats available; for information, call 413 458 0524.

Photo courtesy of Laura Martin