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December 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Nature Night: Finding Hope in Conservation History

In the late nineteenth century, humans came at long last to a devastating realization: their rapidly industrializing and globalizing societies were driving scores of animal species to extinction. Over the decades since, the conservation movement has evolved from early campaigns to save charismatic species like the American Bison into an effort to defend life on a larger scale. Journalist Michelle Nijhuis, the author of the book Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction, will share some of her research on the accomplishments, oversights, and outsized personalities of the conservation movement, and discuss how this colorful history can guide and inspire today’s activists.

About Michelle:

Michelle Nijhuis is the author of the new book Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction, a history of the modern conservation movement. A project editor at The Atlantic, she is also a longtime contributing editor at High Country News and an award-winning reporter whose work has been published in National Geographic and the New York Times Magazine. After 15 years off the electrical grid in rural Colorado, she and her family now live in the Columbia Gorge.

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December 14, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Matthew Hushbeck