“Wild by Design: The Rise of Ecological Restoration” with author Laura Martin

November 07, 2022 10:59 AM | Anonymous

“Wild by Design: The Rise of Ecological Restoration” with author Laura Martin will be an in-person, public lecture, as NCTC's campus is back open! It will be held on Monday November 14, 2022 at 7:00 pm at the Byrd Auditorium, National Conservation Training Center (NCTC), 698 Conservation Way, Shepherdstown, WV.

The online broadcast will be available for this in-person lecture on Thursday November 17, 2022 at 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET. You can follow this link to see it: https://livestream.com/nctc


Wild by Design 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? And how can ecological restoration be made socially just? In her new book, historian and ecologist Laura Martin asks what we can learn from the past century of ecological restoration, including the work of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, from predator eradication to captive breeding to assisted migration.


Laura J. Martin is a historian and ecologist who studies how people shape the habitats of other species. She is the author of Wild by Design and articles in journals including Environmental History and Science. Her writing and research have been featured in the New York Times, The Atlantic, The Los Angeles Times, and elsewhere. She is an environmental studies professor at Williams College and is working on a global history of hormonal herbicides.

No tickets or reservations are required.

For more information, please contact Mark Madison (304-876-7276) mark_madison@fws.gov.



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