Dr. John Hausdoerffer is the dean of the School of Environment and Sustainability at Western Colorado University in Gunnison. He co-edited a book with Gavin Van Horn titled Wildness: Relations of People and Place and opened this year’s Naturalist Nights series on January 3rd at the Third Street Center. Today’s show features a portion of his talk and readings from the book about wildness and renewal.

This year’s Naturalist Nights begin tonight, featuring Dr. John Hausdoerffer, Executive Director of the Center for Environment & Sustainability at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison. Hausdoerffer recently co-edited a collection of essays titled Wildness: Relations of People and Place with Gavin Van Horn and takes a contemporary look at wildness with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh.