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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.

Temporary advisor changes

Professor Christian will be on leave for 17-18 academic year, in her stead Professor Goman will be looking after the Conservation and Restoration Track I Biological Emphasis students. Our new faculty member Javi Hernandez Ayala will be advisor for the Water Resources Management students being taught out.

The following changes to advisors have been made.

  • Water Resources Management BA & BS - Javi Hernandez Ayala
  • Energy Management and Design BA & BS - Daniel Soto
  • Conservation and Restoration Track I Biological Emphasis - Michelle Goman
  • Conservation and Restoration Track II Social Science Emphasis - Laura Watt
  • Double Major with Economics - Daniel Soto/Laura Watt/Tom Jacobson
  • Education and the Environment - Tom Jacobson
  • Outdoor Leadership - Tom Jacobson
  • Planning - Tom Jacobson
  • Undecided BA - Daniel Soto
  • Undecided BS - Daniel Soto
  • Minor - Tom Jacobson