Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103
531 College Street
Middlebury, VT 05753
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An Environmental Studies Colloquium Series talk titled “The Case for Wilderness in a Rapidly Changing World” by Jon Leibowitz, Executive Director, Northeast Wilderness Trust.

What is Wilderness?  Is it a legal definition?  A state of mind?  A philosophy?  This presentation will discuss what wilderness is and what it is not and why setting aside more land as wild is as relevant today as it’s ever been.

 Jon has worked in the private land conservation field since graduating from Vermont Law School in 2011.  Before joining Northeast Wilderness Trust, Jon was the Executive Director of the Montezuma Land Conservancy, on the edge of the Colorado Plateau, in Cortez, Colorado.  He serves on the steering committee of Wildlands and Woodlands, the board of Vermont Parks Forever, and on the Rewilding Leadership Council.  

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Environmental Studies

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Hunt, Lily