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Daring to Tell the Truth About Sustainability
By Terry Spahr Daring to Tell the Truth About Sustainability In my short lifetime I have observed human economic activities[...]

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Safeguarding an Adirondack Wildlife Corridor, for Wildlife and People
By Jon Leibowitz, Executive Director of Northeast Wilderness Trust There is a place on the western shore of Lake Champlain[...]
It’s Your Refuge
By Brad Meiklejohn Please don’t call it “ANWR.” The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is not an acronym. We don’t refer[...]
Please, Rewilding Earth readers, borrow from this or draft your own comments; and submit them as soon as possible through[...]
Book Review of The Overstory, by Richard Powers
Review by Charles E. M. Dunlop There’s a fire backstage, he says. The clown comes out to warn the audience.[...]
Recognize Family Planning as a Human Right
Dear Reader, It is good to review a small chapter in the history of family planning and to remember that[...]
The Saga of the Mexican Gray Wolf (el Lobo)
By David Parsons Overzealous predator eradication programs initiated by the federal government in the early 1900s were effective in killing[...]
Letter to America, The Elwha: A River and a Vision Restored
by Tim McNulty, April 4, 2018 A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments Dear America, More than 200[...]
BLM under Trump and Zinke: A Disaster For Public Lands
By George Wuerthner When I was a kid, I was athletic and one of my favorite games in elementary school[...]
Wilderness Giant Stewart “Brandy” Brandborg Moves on at 93
Steward Brandborg was a wilderness champion, a leader of The Wilderness Society during its period of greatest contribution to wilderness[...]

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Lines in the Sand - Defending Our Public Lands

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Wild Wanderers - Carnivore Protection

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Coexistence - Carnivore Recovery

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Dave Foreman's "Around the Campfire"

Around the Campfire #77, Deconstructing Today’s Great Land Grab
Issue No. 77                                   [...]
Around the Campfire #74
What Condition My Condition Is In Well, I guess it’s time to explain my withdrawal of late and why The[...]
Around the Campfire #73: Comparing Applies and…Parsnips?
Around the Campfire #73,  July 24, 2017 State Trust Lands are often misunderstood in terms of both their character and[...]

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The Origin of "Rewilding"

"The word rewilding was coined by conservationist and activist Dave Foreman, one of the founders of the group Earth First! who went on to help establish both the Wildlands Project (now the Wildlands Network) and the Rewilding Institute." -Wikipedia, Rewilding (Conservation Biology)

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