Rewilding talk focus of Sevilleta friends meeting

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The Jan. 27 annual meeting of the Amigos de la Sevilleta, the Friends Group for the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, will feature a talk by noted conservationist Dave Foreman.

Submitted photo: Conservationist Dave Foreman will lecture during the Amigos de la Seviletta annual meeting Jan. 27.

Audubon Magazine named Foreman one of 100 Champions of Conservation of the 20th Century, a list that includes John Muir and Rachel Carson. He will speak on “Rewilding the Spine of the Continent,” that is, restoring big wilderness, including the large predators.

Foreman co-founded Earth First! and the The Wildlands Project, and is founding director of The Rewilding Institute. His books include “Confessions of an Eco-Warrior” and “Man Swarm and the Killing of Wildlife,” which deals with human overpopulation.

The annual meeting is a chance to learn about the Amigos’ accomplishments over the last year, see the newly installed exhibits and gift shop and participate in a drawing for original artwork by awardâ€winning wildlife artist Elizabeth Montgomery. Refreshments will be served and live music provided by Roon, Socorro’s original folk rock band.

For reservations call (505) 864-4021.

The event takes place Sunday, Jan. 27, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The reception follows. Sevilleta Visitor Center is located about 20 miles north of Socorro and 50 miles south of Albuquerque. Take Exit 169 off I-25 and follow signs. for more information visit www.amigosdelasevilleta.