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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 coalesce 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.

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July 7, 2020

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

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