November 8 webinar will discuss the past, present and future of America’s relationship with wildlife
If you’ve followed Vital Ground for long, you’ve encountered the phrase that summarizes our conservation vision: “One Landscape for Wildlife and People.” Our mission to connect and protect habitat and prevent conflicts for wildlife may only be a few decades old, but it fits into a much, much longer history of North America’s cohabitation by humans and other charismatic species.
Nobody tells that history of wildlife and people sharing the landscape more clearly than Dan Flores, award-winning author of Wild New World: The Epic Story of Animals & People in America. Vital Ground is thrilled to welcome Dan into our conservation community for a virtual book talk on November 8, 2023.
Date: Wednesday, November 8
Time: 6pm MT
Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81945516022
Billed by publisher W. W. Norton as “a deep-time history of animals and humans in North America,” Wild New World recently won the prestigious Rachel Carson Environmental Book Award for 2023 and is shortlisted for the Phi Beta Kappa Society Ralph Waldo Emerson Award. In an engaging narrative style, Dan traces the history of people and animals on the continent from the arrival of neolithic mammoth hunters to the near-extinction of bison in the 20th century to today’s conservation efforts to save imperiled species.
Now living in Santa Fe, N.M., Dan is the A.B. Hammond Professor Emeritus of Western History at the University of Montana. He is the author of the best-selling books Coyote America and American Serengeti, and his writing and teaching have greatly inspired more than one Vital Ground staff member!
Dan will present for roughly an hour followed by a brief Q&A led by Vital Ground staff. We can’t think of a better opportunity to explore the historical significance of our conservation work and bring supporters like you into a deeper understanding of how your contributions are helping shape the next chapter of this remarkable coexistence story.
Check your email and this page the week before the event when we’ll post a Zoom link for the evening. See you on November 8!