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Professor Watt contributes essay to Center for Humans and Nature's latest publication

Professor Laura Watt recently contributed an essay to the Center for Humans and Nature's latest publication, Wildness: Relations of People and Place

Our new anthology was published by University of Chicago Press and features stories that explore the spectrum of wildness found in wilderness areas, on working landscapes, and in urban communities. The book merges culturally diverse voices to delve into the evolution of "wildness," including Laura as well as Gary Snyder, Vandana Shiva, Robin Kimmerer, Robert Michael Pyle, and Winona LaDuke.

In her essay titled "Losing Wildness for the Sake of Wilderness," Professor Watt writes about the removal of Drake's Bay Oyster Company in California, which created an interesting tension between wilderness ideals and relatively wild, sustainable local livelihoods.

Sabbaticals and temporary advisor changes

Professor Jacobson is still on sabbatical, and will return in Fall 2017. Professor Watt has returned and will resume her normal advising duties.

The following changes to advisors have been made.

  • Water Resources Management BA & BS - Laura Watt
  • Conservation and Restoration Track II Social Science Emphasis - Laura Watt
  • Double Major with Economics - Daniel Soto
  • Education and the Environment - Karna Wong
  • Outdoor Leadership - Karna Wong
  • Planning - Karna Wong
  • Undecided BA - Daniel Soto
  • Undecided BS - Daniel Soto
  • Minor - Laura Watt