Part 3 of our 3-Part Fall Philosophy Walk Series on environmental ethics, conservation, preservation, hunting and hunting ethics, governance/policy and community took place on Sunday, November 12th on Merlin Nature Preserve.
The weather was phenomenal — crisp air, shining sun, slight breeze, and crunchy snow!
After making our way up the hill and grabbing our gear, we set off for a fun day of walking, talking and enjoying nature.
Thank you to our Guest Speaker/Co-Philosopher-on-Trail Nick Gevock (Conservation Director for Montana Wildlife Federation). Thank you also to Michael Chapman & Ross Peter Nelson for photographing and recording our talk.
What We Talked About
Our group explored:
- Wildlife management & conservation policy in the United States (and Montana)
- Current Issues and concerns (local and abroad)
- The relationship between hunting and conservation
- Current and future challenges concerning public lands and conservation
- Activism and community engagement
- And more…
- Wildlife Management & Policy: Disease & De-Listing
- Montana’s Wildlife Legacy — Decimation to Restoration
- Wildlife Renewal (A 2005 article from Montana Standard)
- The Future of America’s Fish & Wildlife: A 21st Vision for Investing in and Connecting People to Nature (A 2016 Blue Ribbon Panel report looking at new ways to fund conservation)
To hear what our guest speaker/co-philosopher-on-trail and walk participants discussed, listen the recordings below.
Thank you to P.L.A.T.O. (Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization) for helping to support our philosophy in the community programs and making events like this possible!
Pictures from Our Walk
Check out pictures from November Philosophy Walk Series below!