Noted conservationist Dave Foreman will speak on “REWILDING NORTH AMERICA” on October 23, 2013 at 7:00 PM in Williams at Pacifica, 14615 Watergap Road. Admission is $20 -10 at the door. Students will be admitted free with ID. The evening will feature music by Swing State, food, drinks, and organization booths supporting conservation efforts.
Foreman has been a major force in conservation and deep ecology in the past four decades. From 1973 to 1980, he worked for The Wilderness Society and then founded Earth First! From 1982 to 1988, he was editor of the Earth First! Journal. Foreman is a founder of The Wildlands Project and was its Chairman from 1991-2003 and executive editor or publisher of Wild Earth from 1991-2003. He is now the Executive Director and Senior Fellow of The Rewilding Institute, a conservation “think tank” advancing ideas of continental conservation.
The ecological necessity for the reintroduction of top predators is a major theme of Foreman’s current advocacy which also calls for linkage of our wildlands to provide a vital movement corridor as climate changes as well as to prevent genetic degradation by inbreeding of species.
Foreman will also speak at Southern Oregon University – Stevenson Union, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. Room SU 312, in Ashland on Tuesday October 22 at 7:30 PM. Admission will be $20 at the door. Students will be admitted free with ID.
The Ashland Public Library also will host Foreman for a book signing and Question and Answer exchange on Thurs October 24 from 1-3 Admission is free.
Sponsors of Foreman’s visit to Southern Oregon include ECOS at SOU, the Williams Community Forest Project, the World Land Trust-US, Friends of Ashland Library and the Wilderness Land Trust.
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