Remembering Dave Foreman
We are deeply saddened to report that Dave Foreman passed away last night peacefully, at home. The founder of The Rewilding Institute who coined the now ubiquitous name for a global movement to protect and restore wild nature, Rewilding.
Words to describe this loss to friends, family, and the conservation movement are hard to come by at the moment. We will soon be running updates on memorials and the outpouring of memories friends are sharing with us.
In the meantime, the brilliant wordsmith Gary Lawless wrote this beautiful poem for Dave:
muses come in all shapes –
you have to feel it in your heart
put your heart on the
line and say
you stand in front of the machine.
you chain yourself to the tree, the gate.
you bid on leases.
you go to court.
you go to jail.
your heart tells you
what to do.
you stand between the destroyers,
and the not to be destroyed.
and your heart sings
with the wild.
Episode 96: Saying Goodbye To Dave Foreman And Keeping His Fight For Nature Alive
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We are deeply saddened to report that Dave Foreman passed away this evening peacefully, at home. The founder of The Rewilding Institute who coined the now ubiquitous name for a movement to protect and restore wild nature, Rewilding. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/l2WNAk0COY
— Rewilding Institute (@Rewilding) September 20, 2022
One of my heroes.
R. I. P. Dave Foreman. https://t.co/2Bh8Wwzb3J
— Carole King (@Carole_King) September 26, 2022
Great interview with Dave shared on Facebook:
Dave Foreman: Do Something from Resource Renewal Institute on Vimeo.
Dave’s great talk with TRI Executive Director John Davis is part of Born To Rewild:
Episode 1: Dave Foreman On The History and Definition of Rewilding
#38 Around the Campfire; Five Little Birds and Their Lessons
Director of Digital Outreach (D.O.D.O.) for The Rewilding Institute
Host and Producer of the Rewilding Earth Podcast
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.
So sorry to hear of Dave Foreman’s passing. The poem by my friend Gary Lawless says it all,Reply
Protecting our environment will be more crucial than ever and we must and will continue the work Dave started .R.I.P. Dave.