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David Quammen: The Paradox of the Cultivated Wild

Symposium

Greater Yellowstone is a vast place where fierce wildness — roiling rivers, howling wolves and hulking grizzlies — exists in the same landscape as extensive human infrastructure. We’ve riddled it with souvenir shops, boardwalks, lodges and pavement. Despite man’s impact, we’ve yet to tame it. Writer David Quammen (Spillover, The Song of the Dodo) will discuss this paradox and pose the question: Can true wildness be reconciled with human demands?

In Person:
  • David Quammen
  • Joe Riis: Tracking the Migrations of Yellowstone

    Symposium

    Wildlife biologist turned photojournalist Joe Riis documented the migrations of pronghorn, mule deer and elk in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem for nearly a decade — following the animals over rocky passes, through swollen rivers and across remote wind-swept ridges. His groundbreaking work offers a fresh perspective of the park, and, he hopes, encourages a new appreciation and understanding of its crucial role for wildlife.

    In Person:
  • Joe Riis
  • David Guttenfelder: Examining the Relationship Between Humans and Wildlife

    Symposium

    In 2015, World Press Photo Award-winning photojournalist David Guttenfelder moved back to America after two decades abroad to spend a year documenting Yellowstone. He will talk about the complicated, synergistic, difficult and politically charged relationships between humans and wildlife in Yellowstone. Yellowstone Panel: New Understanding of the Park Quammen, Riis and Guttenfelder will join Strayed for a panel discussion on the complicated interplay of human needs, wildlife and conservation that exists in this remarkable place.

    In Person:
  • David Guttenfelder
  • Yellowstone Panel: New Understanding of the Park

    Symposium

    Quammen, Riis and Guttenfelder will join Strayed for a panel discussion on the complicated interplay of human needs, wildlife and conservation that exists in this remarkable place.

    In Person:
  • David Quammen
  • Joe Riis
  • David Guttenfelder