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Billionaire Wilderness

What happens when wilderness meets wealth in the most iconic parts of the country? Teton County, Wyoming, is famous for pristine outdoors, recreation, ranching and land stewardship. It also leads the country in per capita income, with residents averaging a quarter of a million dollars annually. This massive accrual of wealth comes with far-reaching consequences for income inequality and the environment.

How are public and private land interests competing in the American West? Can conservation and recreation take place simultaneously in a way that is inclusive of all communities? Join us for a conversation with Justin Farrell, associate professor of sociology at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and author of Billionaire Wilderness: The Ultra-Wealthy and the Remaking of the American West; Dina Gilio-Whitaker, American Indian studies lecturer at California State University San Marcos; and Diane Regas, president and CEO of the Trust for Public Land.

March 17, 2020

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States

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Justin Farrell
Associate Professor, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; Author, Billionaire Wilderness: The Ultra-Wealthy and the Remaking of the American West
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Dina Gilio-Whitaker
American Indian Studies Lecturer, California State University San Marcos
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Diane Regas
President and CEO, Trust for Public Land
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Greg Dalton
Founder and Host, Climate One

6 p.m. check-in
6:30 p.m. program
7:30 p.m. networking reception