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Forests Forever Action Alerts

4/3/07

REDEFINING WILDERNESS SYMPOSIUM IN SAN FRANCISCO APRIL 5 AND 6

Just a reminder:

Redefining Wilderness, a symposium gathering together academics, conservationists, public-lands managers, recreation industry professionals and local community members to revisit and refresh our ways of looking at the natural world will be held Thursday and Friday, April 5 and 6, at San Francisco State University.

The symposium will feature panel discussions of topics such as “The Living Wilderness,” “Toward a Philosophy of Wilderness,” and “The Who and How of Wilderness Use.”

Paul Hughes, executive director of Forests Forever, will participate in a panel discussion of “Wilderness and the Politics of Land Management” on Thursday, Apr. 5 at 11:45 a.m.

In addition to the panel discussions and addresses, there will be workshops on wilderness first aid, backcountry skills, wilderness education and activism. Musical performances and art exhibits will be offered throughout the symposium, and there will be student paper and poster presentations.

Organizations sponsoring the symposium are: Bay Area Wilderness Training (www.bawt.org); Eco-Students of SFSU; Californians for Western Wilderness (www.caluwild.org); Forests Forever Foundation (www.forestsforever.org); Pacific Leadership Institute (www.pliprograms.org); and Hostelling International, Golden Gate Council (www.norcalhostels.org).

The Redefining Wilderness Symposium will be held in the San Francisco State University Student Center, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, on April 5th and 6th, starting at 9 a.m. For a full schedule of panels, participants and workshops, visit the Bay Area Wilderness Training website at http://www.bawt.org/symposium, or call Mike Yoshioka at (530) 277-5940.

 

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