This week on Under the Radar with Callie Crossley:

Join us as we examine the pros and cons or urban re-wilding.

As the threat of climate change looms ever nearer, many are asking: What can I do? For a growing number of people across the world, the answer to that question is re-wilding.

Re-wilding is focused on conservation efforts that restore and protect natural processes and wilderness areas, for example introducing plants in your yard that are native to your area.

Not everyone is ready to make the jump, however. Re-wilding also re-introduces small animals and predators, who are important for ecosystems but not always a welcome addition, into these areas.


William Lynn is a research scientist in the George Perkins Marsh Institute at Clark University and a research fellow at Knology. He is also the founder of PAN Works, an independent non-partisan think-tank dedicated to the wellbeing of animals.

C. Ian Stevenson is director of advocacy for Greater Portland Landmarks, a non-profit historic preservation organization in Portland, Maine. Ian holds a PhD in American & New England Studies from Boston University. His research and publications include such topics as historic dams, river rewilding, railroad station architecture and the creation of national parks.