Emma Marris is an environmental writer and reporter. In 2010, she punished her first book, Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World. The book challenges the centrality of the ideal of pristine wilderness in the modern environmental movement and highlights alternative conservation strategies that do not focus on holding or returning land to a historical baseline. From managed relocation of species threatened by climate change to the embrace of so-called novel ecosystems, she champions a blurring of the lines between nature and people, and a conscious and responsible management of our humanized planet. She grew up in Seattle, Washington, and now lives with her husband and two children in Columbia, Missouri, where she finds wildness in drainage ditches and conservation potential in suburban cul de sacs and horizon-to-horizon soy fields alike.
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