Lecture: The Link between Natural Resources and Population Wealth

What happens when the wilderness meets wealth in the most iconic parts of the country? Theaton County, Wyoming, is famous for its pristine nature, excellent leisure facilities and land management. He also leads the country in per capita income, averaging a quarter of a million dollars a year. This massive accumulation of wealth has far-reaching consequences for income inequality and the environment.

How do public and private land interests compete in the American West? Can nature conservation and recreation be carried out simultaneously with the participation of all communities? Join us for a discussion with Justin Farrell, associate professor of sociology at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Research and author of Billionaire Wilderness: The Ultra-Wealthy and the Remaking of the American West; Dinah Giglio-Whitaker, professor of American Indian Studies at California State University, San Marcos; and Diana Regas, President and CEO, The Trust for Public Land.


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