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Hennebach Program: Unnatural Succession by David Havlick
November 12 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pmFree
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences Division
Unnatural Succession: Militarized Landscapes and the Future of Conservation
By David Havlick
For much of the past century, conservation efforts around the world largely adopted a pattern established in North America of protecting forests and wild-lands. In recent decades, new forms of conservation have come into focus, including the transition of militarized landscapes to new land uses dedicated to conservation. This talk examines several cases of this type of conversion, including the militarized borderlands of Europe’s Iron Curtain and Colorado’s Rocky Flats, which challenge traditional notions of conservation and point to new land use strategies in places long known for their contamination or danger. The restoration of such landscapes can be understood variably as a form of legitimating militarization or as a legitimate approach to preserving land and open space. In either case, coming to terms with the particular contexts of science, technology and policy in these places proves essential if we are to adequately understand the emerging relationships between conservation and militarization.
David Havlick, Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the American Geographic Society, and the U.S. Forest Service. He is the co-founder of Wild Rockies Field Institute, in Missoula, Montana, and earned degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Montana and Dartmouth College.
The event is on Monday, November 12th, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Marquez Hall 126
- Marquez Hall
1600 Arapahoe St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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