Curt Meine contributes essay to Center for Humans and Nature book

Curt Meine, adjunct associate professor in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, is the author of an essay that is included in the Center for Humans and Nature’s latest publication, Wildness: Relations of People and Place.

Published by University of Chicago Press, the new anthology features stories that explore the spectrum of wildness found in wilderness areas, on working landscapes and in urban communities. The book merges culturally diverse voices to delve into the evolution of “wildness,” including Gary Snyder, Vandana Shiva, Robin Kimmerer, Robert Michael Pyle and Winona LaDuke.

In his essay, Curt delves into the historical and contemporary revolution in the Driftless Region, offering examples of inhabitants who have learned to “turn” with the contoured lands.

In addition to his role at UW-Madison, Meine currently serves as director for conservation biology and history with the Center for Humans and Nature, senior fellow with the Aldo Leopold Foundation and research associate with the International Crane Foundation.