Another great day in Bozeman

It truly was a great day in Bozeman.  With my few hours of free time this morning,  I went for a short run on a small trail just outside of town, and was greeted back at my Bed & Breakfast with the most wonderful breakfast, including the fantastic company of Miquel Rafa – who is working on the Great Mountain Corridor initiative in Spain/Western Europe.  What a neat way to start off the day!  Then, after a bit of shopping downtown, the Symposium was about to begin, so I headed over to the Emerson Center.  The day started with a delicious lunch with engaging conversation to boot.  Then, Harvey Locke kicked off the presentations on connectivity, followed by Jon Miceler of WWF, Miquel Rafa, Graeme Worboy (Alps to Atherton in Australia), and Iain Douglas-Hamilton of Save the Elephants.  The day was capped by a small reception (with, again, wonderful food) and an inspiring presentation by Rick Ridgeway who spoke on Patagonia’s “Freedom to Roam” campaign.  My brain is over-run with knowledge and my heart is inspired to keep up this crazy work called conservation.  Many thanks to everyone at American Wildlands for all of their hard work putting this together and for their incredible hospitality in Bozeman.  I’m already planning my return to this beautiful place!

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