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The Value of the George Wright Society Conference

The events of the past year, along with the ongoing crisis of global climate change, all underscore the need for a robust system of protected areas that can serve as sites of dialogue, research, and rejuvenation. But how do we ensure that these sites, which vary tremendously in their scale and their approaches to land management, remain connected to one another? What mechanisms can be put in place to facilitate knowledge exchange among staff, partners, and volunteers? And how can we continue to bridge the artificial divides of science / humanities and nature / culture that (still) remain so pervasive?

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Conservation and Controversy: Agricultural Landscapes of Marin County CA

The San Francisco Bay region is world renowned for its vibrant food culture, nurtured in part by the characteristics of its terrain. The story of how part of this region, Marin County, was conserved and how the same landscape has set off a long running controversy about the role of public lands raises important questions about preserved places and living landscapes. So far this is a tale without an ending. Read more.

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Vatika Bay Maritime Landscape

The Vatika Bay Maritime Landscape at the southern end of the Peloponnese peninsula in Greece exemplifies the interconnection between cultural and natural resources and different approaches to their conservation. As a marine ecosystem, the bay supports numerous endangered and exotic plant and animal species. As the crossroad of both ancient and modern of Mediterranean navigation, it has many underwater archeological remains. This article highlights the differing preservation strategies and outcomes for these interrelated resources.

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Outsized Threats to Large Landscapes

It should come as no surprise to readers of the Living Landscape Observer that conserving large landscapes in the current political climate is no easy task. There are threats to our public lands and proposals to defund the federal programs that conserve our cultural and natural resources. However, the bigger issue is the underlying erosion of landscape scale work throughout our national government. There are systemics challenges to all these efforts that need to be better understood.

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Visitors walking to the Berkeley Pit.

Interpreting histories of pollution

Do we need more historic sites that addresses the effects of pollution as well as remediation on the landscape. The Berkeley Pit in Butte, Montana provides one example of this type of location.

Read More »

The Value of the George Wright Society Conference

The events of the past year, along with the ongoing crisis of global climate change, all underscore the need for a robust system of protected areas that can serve as sites of dialogue, research, and rejuvenation. But how do we ensure that these sites, which vary tremendously in their scale and their approaches to land management, remain connected to one another? What mechanisms can be put in place to facilitate knowledge exchange among staff, partners, and volunteers? And how can we continue to bridge the artificial divides of science / humanities and nature / culture that (still) remain so pervasive?

Read More »

Conservation and Controversy: Agricultural Landscapes of Marin County CA

The San Francisco Bay region is world renowned for its vibrant food culture, nurtured in part by the characteristics of its terrain. The story of how part of this region, Marin County, was conserved and how the same landscape has set off a long running controversy about the role of public lands raises important questions about preserved places and living landscapes. So far this is a tale without an ending. Read more.

Read More »

Vatika Bay Maritime Landscape

The Vatika Bay Maritime Landscape at the southern end of the Peloponnese peninsula in Greece exemplifies the interconnection between cultural and natural resources and different approaches to their conservation. As a marine ecosystem, the bay supports numerous endangered and exotic plant and animal species. As the crossroad of both ancient and modern of Mediterranean navigation, it has many underwater archeological remains. This article highlights the differing preservation strategies and outcomes for these interrelated resources.

Read More »

Outsized Threats to Large Landscapes

It should come as no surprise to readers of the Living Landscape Observer that conserving large landscapes in the current political climate is no easy task. There are threats to our public lands and proposals to defund the federal programs that conserve our cultural and natural resources. However, the bigger issue is the underlying erosion of landscape scale work throughout our national government. There are systemics challenges to all these efforts that need to be better understood.

Read More »
Visitors walking to the Berkeley Pit.

Interpreting histories of pollution

Do we need more historic sites that addresses the effects of pollution as well as remediation on the landscape. The Berkeley Pit in Butte, Montana provides one example of this type of location.

Read More »