The US Forest Service just reported that there are 66 million dead trees in the six counties that cover the southern Sierra Nevada. Restraint, Resilience, Reponse or Realignment. Has our choice been made for us?
Christopher Adlam and the UC Davis 2016 Conservation Planning class
Does conservation planning now have a curriculum? Does it need a certification system?
Should conservation ecologists learn planning, or planners learn conservation ecology in order to do effective conservation planning? I am not sure about the latter, we tried it on the former.
Where is the nature with which people need to connect? New contributor Kate Tiedeman lays it out for us. --Mark
A ruse of a title that, once again, focuses on the “new conservation” debate, this time with the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) in mind.
Who is "The Science"? What does "The Science" do in its spare time? Why do we ask "The Science" so many questions? I don’t know. I have never actually met “The Science” and as far as I know there actually is no entity known as “The Science” to whom I might address a question (or a thank you note, or even send a chain letter, etc.).
Intellectually I know that it is important not to conceptualize nature as separate from urban areas, but realistically I associate escaping into nature with a 4 hour car ride. So, what is all the buzz about re-connecting people to nature in urban environments?
In reading Marks’ recent post on “New Conservation”, I was struck by some of his closing remarks. In particular, “The majority of people now live in urban environments. With this recognition, there has been a rapidly evolving appreciation for the degree to which these urban populations are disconnected from nature and the importance of a connection to nature to support conservation actions. What do we do in urban environments with respect to conserving nature?”
Or, do we really need a to engage in another intellectual pissing match in conservation?
What is the most memorable class you’ve ever taken? It was likely taught by a brilliant and inspirational teacher expounding upon a fascinating subject full of nuance and complexity. But did that class also make you feel awe, exhaustion, and a little fear? Did it soak you to the bone?
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