Elegant Conservation: Finding a Way Forward in a Time of Unprecedented Uncertainty

Lecture Description

In the late twentieth century, scientists, citizens, and resource managers began to create new forms of environmental stewardship that combined ecological holism and systems thinking with philosophical pragmatism. Ranging from collaborative conservation to ecological process management, these democratic, pluralistic, historically informed approaches countered the disintegrative political and cultural trends characteristic of an era that Daniel Rodgers calls the “age of fracture.” This lecture explains the history of an overlooked but vitally important intellectual movement, with emphasis on elegant conservation, a model that appeared in the central Rocky Mountains in the 1990s and which adopted environmental history as a central feature of its methodology.


Environment and Natural Resources Intellectual

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