ReWilding

The LongWalker

ReWild by Nick Baker

I picked up a copy of Nick Baker’s book ReWild: The Art of Returning to Nature the other day. One of the first inspiring thoughts coming from reading it centered around the original concept of the term which has to do with the conservation and preservation work needed to secure greater access and availability to the wilderness for keystone species of wild mammals. Mostly by connecting already set aside and protected natural areas, creating key corridors, thus opening up essential linkages allowing these creatures to follow natural instincts relating to health, survival, and species continuity.

The picture presented was developed out of a recognition that nature and human culture has drifted apart in alarmingly diverse ways to a point where humans have created a Noah’s Ark philosophy toward species conservation and preservation; where the zoo is the sad representation of such convoluted thinking. Cages and confinement, separation, isolation, and estrangement…

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Author: keithbadger

Educator, naturalist, tracker, author, blogger, teaching primitive skills, survival skills, nature awareness, and long distance walker. Keith holds a Masters Degree (MST) from Antioch New England in Environmental Studies, and has taught at the Thayer High School in Winchester (with Dennis Littky) , NH, High Mowing School in Wilton, NH, and at Plymouth University, Plymouth, NH. Between 1992 and 2016 he created, developed, and taught the Naturalist Program at High Mowing School, before breaking with compulsory institutional education and taking a walk on the wild side.

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