Since posting Summer Reading a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been drawn into reading on the environment which has become more and more challenging, in the sense that my preconceived ideas and notions have been repeatedly taken to task, and I have been asked to look at things differently, and to even look at issues that I never even thought about. Here are three of the most recent:
- From National Geographic, a discussion of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act in, 50 Years of Wilderness. The adding of new wilderness areas brings more challenges to the maintenance and regulation issues surrounding them and causes us to reexamine how we view and define wilderness.
- From The Nature Conservancy blog, a series of five posts, starting with Change Comes to the Eastern Forest: Five-Part Series Begins Today. The articles are focused on the challenges faced in maintaining The Nature Conservancy’s Woodbourne Forest Preserve in central Pennsylvania. There are some very hard questions with no simple, easy answers.
- Finally, grist, takes a hard hitting look at race in the environmental movement in, Are there two different versions of environmentalism, one “white,” one “black”? There are many relevant, eye-opening links and important historical information provided.
Feedback and suggestions always welcome – Mark