1. Julia Adeney Thomas lecture, "The Nature of Japanese Fascism: Ideology and Practice," Guimaraes, Portugal, 12 July 2014.

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    Prof. Julia Adeney Thomas (University of Notre Dame) at the World Conference of Environmental History, Guimaraes, Portugal.

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    • Poultry Progress

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      A Gardenagerie project comparing Hybrid Commercial meat chickens to standard breeds. We're looking at cost, efficiency, and at how we feel about raising them. This is a progress report, ten weeks into the project.

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      • Adam Rome: Earth Day 1970: The Teach-In That Made the Green Generation

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        University of Delaware historian Adam Rome discusses the origins of the modern environmental movement in an interview about his book, The Genius of Earth Day: How a 1970 Teach-In Unexpectedly Made the First Green Generation.

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        • In Retrospect - Teazer

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          • 10 Jo Vergunst: The Politics of Footsteps, Walking Through Forests.

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            Jo Vergunst is an Anthropologist at University of Aberdeen. Jo framed the understanding of landscape as a shift from views and vistas that separated nature from culture, towards an immersive multi-sensual idea of being embedded in the landscape. He explained how the view, the picturesque sets nature apart from everyday life. He goes on to explain that the politics of walking gained import with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code (2003). This is a radical conception of outdoor access rights that confirms the right to be almost anywhere; owning land does not mean controlling access to the land. This is a social/political compliment to the physical infrastructure that supports access; confidence and skills rather than developed paths and signage. He suggested this is more complicated in lowland/farmed environments. He concluded by asking if co-creation by humans and nature might be a better way to think about landscape. Countryside Planner Paul McLennaan commented on core paths, and the import of way marking for public confidence arguing it is similar to the social impact of the access code which permits but also enables access.

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            • 7 Dave Edwards: Cultural Ecosystems Services and (Mike Smith) Landscape Ecology.

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              Dave Edwards is a social scientist with Forest Research, and is on the advisory board for the Cultural Services approach to the National Ecosystem Assessment . He provided an overview of cultural ecosystem services and ecosystem decision-making. Dave outlined the issues that surround decision-making in landscapes and why cultural values are forgotten or put aside in decision-making. He described the development of ideas about multi-benefit management within the Forestry Commission and the shifting meanings of its ‘core’ business. He provided a critical view of ecosystem service particularly the idea that nature provides services to humanity while humanity provides only impacts. He argued that the method to date remains formulaic assuming a linear progression of cause and effect that is in tension with iterative forest management. He closed by saying that there is an artificial separation between facts and values, where objective evidence has import and socially embedded perception and value does not. QUESTION: Social Scientist, Paul Tabbush initiated a conversation about the word evidence and its original meaning within the medical community referring to contextual knowledge, that adds essential diagnostic depth to facts. The exchange with David touched on the need for inter-subjective exchange where living things are concerned. Dave Edwards speaking for Mike Smith: Mike is a Landscape Ecologist with Forest Research. Dave provided an overview of work he was doing with Mike in Lochaber where over one thousand forest hectares will be restored; recreating an extensive native pinewood Forest. Mike was working on an ecological modelling programme at a five-meter scale that would be fine-tuned with local managers and land use interests. The goal of the model was to produce a tool that allowed for a more rigorous planning process. The model is a discursive tool that focused discussion by including the full range of land uses and interests, enabling political negotiation and knowledge exchange.

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              • 5 Paul Tabbush: The Cultural Value of Trees and Woodland

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                Paul Tabbush is chair of Landscape Research Group, retired head of social science research at the Forestry Commission. He spoke to forests as a cultural ecology, and then clarified a set of ideas about ecosystem services. Paul began by characterising the “iconic” Black Wood as having open space, notable understory and a scattering of large mature pines. “It is a unique pine wood. It is iconic and fantastic.” But he also stated that it is a result of 18th Century actions, conflicts and grazing. From that position he went on to explore the cultural meanings and attitudes to woodlands, referencing John Muir and Yosemite, and our understanding of terms like 'natural' and 'wilderness'. He presented a framework that revealed how conservation policy created what are effectively private enclosures, and asks us to consider that all forest is cultural. He then went on to frame the ecosystem services/cultural services agenda. He talked about the need to assess cultural values as a basis for conservation policy.

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                • Message, Money, and Management: A Roundtable Discussion on the Future of the Chesapeake Bay.

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                  On March 16, 2012, Hon. Gerald Baliles, Ann F. Jennings, Gerald P. McCarthy, and Hon. W. Tayloe Murphy, Jr. participated in a roundtable discussion entitled "Message, Money, and Management: A Roundtable Discussion on the Future of the Chesapeake Bay." The roundtable discussion was session six of "From the Earth: The Environment in Virginia's Past and Future," a free day-long conference on the historical relationship between Virginia's environment and its people. The conference is made possible by a generous grant from the Virginia Environmental Endowment. (Introduction by Paul Levengood)

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                  • Eco-History of the Tidewater: The Long View

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                    On March 16, 2012, Roy T. Sawyer delivered a lecture entitled "Eco-History of the Tidewater: The Long View." This lecture was session five of "From the Earth: The Environment in Virginia's Past and Future," a free day-long conference on the historical relationship between Virginia's environment and its people. The conference is made possible by a generous grant from the Virginia Environmental Endowment. (Introduction by Andrew Talkov)

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                    • Managing the Mountains: Land Use Planning, the New Deal, and the Creation of the Federal Landscape in Appalachia

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                      On March 16, 2012, Sara M. Gregg delivered a lecture entitled "Managing the Mountains: Land Use Planning, the New Deal, and the Creation of the Federal Landscape in Appalachia." This lecture was session four of "From the Earth: The Environment in Virginia's Past and Future," a free day-long conference on the historical relationship between Virginia's environment and its people. The conference is made possible by a generous grant from the Virginia Environmental Endowment. (Introduction by Elaine Hagy)

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