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The idea of wilderness preservation is one of America's great gifts to the world. The first national parks on the planet were created in the United States. This tradition of preserving wild country has grown into a vast network of parks, preserves, and sanctuaries. Wallace Stegner called these spaces "the geography of hope." This seminar will explore the history and the evolution of America's wild lands. Each week we will meet the pivotal characters, encounter the literature, and explore through words and images many of North America's most spectacular wild places. This program will incorporate slide-illustrated lectures, videos, readings, and open discussion into an immersive learning experience opening a portal into the heart of America's spectacular wilderness.