Episode 90: Bethanie Walder On The Importance Of Ecological Restoration At All Scales
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Bethanie Walder joined the Society for Ecological Restoration as Executive Director in September 2015 and has more than 20 years’ experience in environmental conservation, restoration and education.
Prior to joining the SER, Bethanie served as the Executive Director of Wildlands CPR, where she oversaw several highly successful conservation and restoration campaigns. Today she is responsible for helping guide SER’s overall work to achieve its mission of advancing the science, practice and policy of ecological restoration.
Bethanie has an undergraduate degree in Political Science and International Studies from Duke University and a Master of Science in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana. She lives, works, and plays in Missoula, Montana.
- Really big restoration projects
- Really small restoration projects
- Tree planting or ecosystem restoration?
- What you can do to help: Make a Difference Week!
- Why it’s not just corporations on the hook. Our collective impact is immense and important.
- Check out the latest issue of Biohabitats’ free publication, Leaf Litter.
- Which of the plethora of tree-growing projects to support?
- Learn more about Biohabitats’ Redhorse Bend Nature Preserve restoration project
- Make A Difference Week 2021 results. (PDF)
- Register your project at Make a Difference Week!
- Visit the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER)
- Visit the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration website
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Jack started Rewilding work as Executive Director of Sky Island Alliance in the mid-1990’s, organizing the Sky Island Wildlands Network design, ripping up illegal roads on forest service lands, installing wolf acclimatization pens on Ted Turner’s Ladder Ranch & conducting howling surveys to help make way for the final stage of the Lobo reintroduction program in the Southwest.
Through the years, Jack has worked with Dave Foreman and the Rewilding Gang to further Rewilding initiatives and education.