Classic Liberalism and Conservation:An idea whose time has finally come?

Date: March 6, 2014 Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Olin 130

Lecture by Pete Geddes-Managing Director
American Prairie Reserve

American Prairie Reserve

Classical Liberalism and Conservation lecture posterPete Geddes will explain the philosophy which underlies this ambitious project and illustrate its radical departure from how land and wildlife conservation efforts in the US have occurred historically.

From the historic capture of the US Forest Service Service by the timber industry, to the billions spent on Bureau of Reclamation irrigation projects, to the virtual giveaway of valuable minerals on federal lands, the conservation history of the West has been replete with demonstrations of environmentally destructive wealth transfers-all done in the name of the public good.