“That’s not re-wilding, THIS is re-wilding!”

Last week I blogged about what I thought was fairly large-scale DIY re-wilding. Like the famous scene in Crocodile Dundee (“that’s not a knife, THIS is a knife!”) the excellent podcast EconTalk whips out a fascinating new interview this week on really large-scale re-wilding. As in, 3.3 million acres of virgin and mostly fence-less American prairie. Open and with free-roaming unmanaged wild bison, pronghorn antelope, prairie dogs, wolf packs and more.

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It’s also in one of the most remote places in the USA. Sounds to me, from listening to the podcast like there’s soon going to be a great place for a Prairie Man festival (alongside Burning Man). Pity that Burning Man is just incredibly eco-unfriendly once you make all the calculations include car mileage and air-travel. Perhaps a Prairie Man festival could only be got to by walking 50 miles into the Prairie — no vehicles? And you’d have to get to the start of the trail in a solar-powered genuinely eco-friendly car, after travelling cross-country by rail.

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