Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center
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The State of the Rockies Project seeks to increase public understanding of vital issues affecting the Rockies. This year, The Rockies Project will release the 2014 State of the Rockies Report Card, premiere the Project’s newest film, “Spine of the Continent,” and host a talk with esteemed conservation biologist Michael Soulé. The 2014 Report Card, the Project’s 11th annual publication, will focus on a number of different large landscape conservation initiatives across the Rocky Mountain West. The “Spine of the Continent” film follows our expedition team during Summer 2013 as they travel from the Gila Wilderness in southern New Mexico and Arizona, to the Flathead River of northern Montana and British Columbia. After the film showing, Soulé will present a talk on the development of conservation biology and the rise of large landscape conservation. Hosted by Walt Hecox ’64, project director, and Brendan Boepple ’11, program director.
Michael Soulé is the founder and former president of the Society for Conservation Biology and The Wildlands Network. He has written and edited nine books and more than 100 articles on biology, conservation biology, and the social and policy context of conservation. In 1998, Audubon magazine named Soulé one of the 100 Champions of Conservation of the 20th Century. He speaks and writes on ethics and conservation, serves on the boards of several conservation organizations, and consults internationally on nature protection.