What is a layered landscape? How should we restore places with complex social and cultural legacies? Producer Christiane Wisehart traveled to Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge in Madison, Indiana to explore how the former military site was restored into a landscape that is now home to many endangered species. She unpacks the concept of “layered landscapes” with scholars Marion Hourdequin and David Havlick, editors of Restoring Layered Landscapes. This idea is helping to re-shape how restorationists ought to approach their work

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Show Notes:

Special thanks to Joe Robb and the staff at Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge for giving us their time and allowing us to record in the refuge. Thanks to Evelyn Brosius for our logo. Featured image by J. Dassié. Music used in this episode (in order of appearance):

    1. Swing 39” by Latché Swing
      From the Free Music Archive
      CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 FR
    2. A Catalog of Seasons” by Blue Dot Sessions
      From the Free Music Archive
      CC BY-NC 4.0
    3. Hungaria” by Latché Swing
      From the Free Music Archive
      CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 FR
    4. Thread of Clouds” by Blue Dot Sessions
      From the Free Music Archive
      CC BY-NC 4.0

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