Wilderness Institute Hosts Conversation with Conservation Advocate

October 10, 2017

MISSOULA – The Wilderness Institute at the University of Montana will host a discussion with author and conservation advocate George Wuerthner at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12, in Gallagher Business Building Room 122.

 “Why Wilderness? An Evening of Wilderness Storytelling with George Wuerthner” is free and open to the public. Wuerthner will discuss the history of the Wilderness Act, threats to wilderness and wildness, and why America needs more wilderness.

Wuerthner is a photographer, ecologist and activist who has written more than 30 books on America’s wild places. He resides in Helena.

Housed within UM’s W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation, the Wilderness Institute was established in 1975 to provide wilderness information, research and interdisciplinary education. Learn more at http://www.cfc.umt.edu/wi/.

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Contact: Joanna Campbell, assistant director, Wilderness Institute at UM, 406-243-5361, joanna.campbell@mso.umt.edu.