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All events will be at the Library, unless otherwise noted. All programs are free.


For more information, visit, or call the Library at (508) 867-0208.

Rewilding the World may be checked out at the Library, or purchased at the author’s presentation.


Thurs., Oct. 6, 7:00 pm Rewilding the World with Caroline Fraser: Slide Show and Book Signing. Meet the author and hear about her global travels to report on the inspiring work of large-scale trans-border conservation projects. Followed by a reception for the author.


Sun., Oct. 16, 1:00–4:00 pm Fieldtrip: Harvard Forest, Petersham, MA. Guided Tour of the Forest and the Fisher Museum, featuring its 23 world-famous dioramas, which trace the history of central Massachusetts forests from 1700 to the present. Space is limited; sign up at the Library to reserve a spot and get directions.


Sat., Oct. 22, 1:00–3:00 pm Fieldtrip: Rewilding in the Hardwick Hills. “Gentle hike” through two East Quabbin Land Trust habitat restorations that are bringing back wildlife. With EQLT’s botanist, Caren Caljouw, and director, Cynthia Henshaw. Directions available at the Library.


Tues, Oct 25, 7:00 pm Community Book Discussion of Caroline Fraser’s Rewilding the World. Everyone is welcome to attend! Refreshments will be served.


Thurs., Nov. 3, 7:00 pm Rewilding Massachusetts Rivers: How River Restorations Bring Back Fish and Wildlife. With Beth Lambert, Manager of the River Restoration Program for the Mass. Division of Ecological Restoration.


Wed., Nov. 9, 7:00 pm Restoring Habitats for Endangered Species in Massachusetts. With Tom French, Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program for the Mass. Division of Fisheries and Wildlife.


Sat., Nov 12, 7:00 pm East Quabbin Concert Honoring the Land. Singer/songwriter Sarah Stockwell-Arthen performs on behalf of the East Quabbin Land Trust. Refreshments will be served. Children's Programs Space is limited; sign up in advance with Children’s Librarian Rosemary Mackenzie.


Wed., Oct. 12, 2:30 pm Rewilding Crafts with Lynne Losurdo, for children K-6.


Wed., Oct. 19, 2:30 pm Wild Tales: A Screech Owl Comes to the Library! Mass Audubon Traveling Ark program for pre-school children.


Wed., Oct. 19, 3:30 pm Connected Creatures: Mice and a Screech Owl Visit the Library! Mass Audubon Traveling Ark program for children K-5.

"An inspiring narrative of grass-roots activism and scientific commitment."--Charlotte Abbott

“A call to retrofit more than a century of nature conservation in the United States and around the world...Fraser plows straight furrows through the ideological minefields of conservation politics.” ---July 15, 2010

"With this book, Fraser does for rewilding what David Quammen did for island biogeography in his seminal "The Song of the Dodo." Fraser uses lucid prose, engaging stories and personal experience to make the ideas accessible and vital to a wide audience."--January 31, 2010

"When it comes to keeping people off your habitat restoration project, one method is pretty much foolproof: land mines. After all, except for random explosives, the Korean DMZ has returned to a pristine state during the 56-year post-war standoff. But that probably isn't a realistic solution for the rest of the planet. In "Rewilding the World," Caroline Fraser follows individuals who are making bold attempts to save species without resorting to booby traps."--December 27, 2009

"Fraser presents us with the grim reality of mass, human-induced extinction, then offers a path of retreat through a movement known as rewilding....She also tracks the successes and pitfalls of this nascent movement, ultimately making the case for rewilding as a unifying paradigm for a global environmental movement. This is a big-picture book that genuinely inspires."--February 17, 2010

"The book covers six continents and...21 conservation projects: pronghorn antelope in Wyoming; wolves in New Mexico; jaguars in Arizona and Sonora; crocodiles, elephants and lions in Africa; rhinos in Nepal, bears in Europe; and critters galore in Costa Rica, Brazil and Australia. Fraser has done an almost unimaginable amount of reporting....If there isn't yet a textbook on the conservation practice of rewilding, "Rewilding the World" will probably become it."--1/10/10

"Amidst the hyperbole and hand-wringing often found in environmental writing, Rewilding the World is a beacon of clarity."--Winter 2009

Listen to a podcast of "Your Call," featuring Caroline Fraser, author of Rewilding the World, and Noah Greenwald of the Center for Biological Diversity talking about how to prevent mass extinction.

On TV:


Report from Santa Fe: Lorene Mills interviews Caroline Fraser

NEW: Watch Report from Santa Fe online at


April 30, 2010, 10:30pm, KNME-TV, Channel 5, PBS in Albuquerque: for Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Northern New Mexico (repeated May 2, 2010, 7:30 am).


May 1, 2010, 6pm, KENW-TV, Channel 3, PBS in Portales, for Eastern New Mexico.


May 2, 2010, 8:30am KRWG-TV, PBS station Las Cruces for Las Cruces and Southern New Mexico.


The interview will also air on KANW-FM, 89.1 on the FM radio dial at 9:30am on May 3, 2010.


On the Radio:


NEW 2010-2011 Interviews for the Paperback Release:


Interview with Keidi Obi Awadu of Black Star Media, 11.23.2010

Treehugger Radio, Podcast posted 11.25.2010

WFNY Free Forum, 11.27.2010

KKSU ""Perspectives," 11.29.2010

KDHX "Earthworm," 11.29.2010

WORT 89.9 FM "The 8:00 Buzz," Madison, Wisc., 11.30.2010

KVON-AM "Late Mornings," Napa, CA, 11.30.2010

KERA, 90.1 FM "Think,"Call-in show & Podcast, 11.30.2010

New Jersey Network (NPR) "Transitions," 12.1.2010

WBAI, NYC, 12.1.2010

"Viewpoints" with Pat Reuter, nationally syndicated to 355 stations, 12.2.2010

KZFR "Peace and Social Justice," Chico, CA, 12.3.2010

KSFR "Santa Fe Radio Cafe," Santa Fe Public Radio, 12.13.2010, podcast available at

Northeast Public Radio, 12.9.2010

KRXA, "Morning Show with Hal Ginsberg," Monterey, CA, 12.14.2010

"Voices of Our World," Syndicated to over 100 stations, 12.14.2010

AM 1400 WSTC/1350 WNLK, "The Lisa Wexler Show," Fairfield, CT, 12.14.2010

WSLR, "Surreal News," Bradenton, FL, 12.24.2010

KZYX, "Wildoak Living," Ukiah, CA, 1.3.2011

WMBR, Cambridge, MA, "Radio with a View," 1.9.2011

WLRN, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, and Key West, "Tropical Currents," 1.10.2011

WBZ, "The Jordan Rich Show," Boston, MA, 2.11.2011



4 January 2010, 1:30-1:50pm MT: The Michelangelo Signorile Show, Sirius XM Radio


5 January 2010, 5:05-5:30pm MT: The Journey Home with Diego Mulligan, KSFR, Santa Fe, NM


7 January 2010, 11-noon ET: On Point with Tom Ashbrook, from WBUR and NPR


28 January 2010, 12:30pm ET: "Word of Mouth," New Hampshire Public Radio. Listen to this interview at:


20 March 2010, 7am ET: "The Animal House," WAMU 88.5; rebroadcast 20 March, 7pm ET on WAMU 88.5 HD Channel 3


COMING UP: An interview with Mark Lynch on "Inquiry," WICN Public Radio, New England's Jazz & Folk Station, 90.5FM Download a Podcast now at:


31 May 2010, 8-9am CT, "The Joy Cardin Show," on Wisconsin Public Radio


20 July 2010, 11-12 PT, "Your Call," on KALW, San Francisco Public Radio


At Bookstores:


22 January 2010, 6pm: Slide show and book signing at Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 202 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Phone: (505) 988-4226.


27 March 2010, 7pm: Slide show and book signing at Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham, Washington. Phone: (360) 671-2626.