John Hausdoeffer on What's Your Why? with Emy diGrappaAuthor John Hausdoerffer discusses the Future of Wildness and his new book “Wildness: Relations of People and Place”.

Co-edited with Gavin Van Horn from the Center for Humans and Nature, Wildness features creative nonfiction essays 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 Hausdoerffer and Van Horn, as well as Gary Snyder, Vandana Shiva, Wes Jackson, Mistinguette Smith, Curt Meine, Julianne Warren, Robert Michael Pyle, Robin Kimmerer, Aaron Abeyta, Winona LaDuke, and Roderick Frazier Nash.

“Where ‘wilderness’ has become a divisive term in the environmental community,” explains Hausdoerffer, “‘wildness’ has great potential to connect disparate branches of environmentalism.

“Where ‘wilderness’ has become a divisive term in the environmental community, ’wildness’ has great potential to connect disparate branches of environmentalism.” John Hausdoeffer

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