Wilderness Institute at UM Presents ‘Wild Hope’ Lecture Series

January 10, 2019

MISSOULA – The Wilderness Institute at the University of Montana will present its 2019 Wilderness Issues Lecture Series titled “Wild Hope: Fearless Risk Takers, Art Makers and Storytellers on the Wilderness and Conservation Front Lines.”

Lectures will be held Tuesdays in Gallagher Business Building Room 123. The events are free and open to the public. UM students may earn one credit by registering for NRSM 371.

The lecture series schedule is:

  • Jan. 22: Connie Myers, founding director of the interagency Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center, will present “Guardians of Freedom.”
  • Jan. 29: Martin Nie, professor, Natural Resource Policy; director, Bolle Center for People and Forests; and undergraduate program director, Resource Conservation; will present  “Public Lands: A Love Story.”
  • Feb. 5: MaryAnn Bonjorni, professor, UM School of Art, will present “Finding the Language of Place."
  • Feb. 12: Julie Cajune, writer, producer and director of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes' Education Department, will present "We are Obligate Mutualists: The Stories of Soul Mates." 
  • Feb. 19: Greg Rickel, bishop, Diocese of Olympia, Seattle, will present “Faith on the Front Line.”
  • March 5: Kascie Herron, American Rivers-Northern Rockies, will present “Reading the Room: Different Methods to Effectively Engage Supporters of Environmental Advocacy.”
  • April 2: Becca Skinner, adventure and conservation photographer, will present “Storytelling Through the Lens: How Photography Influences Conservation Efforts.”


Contact: Joanna Campbell, director, UM Wilderness Institute, 406-243-6956, joanna.campbell@umontana.edu.