Book Signing & Talk on “Crossings” by Ben Goldfarb

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Date & Time

Tue, Oct 24 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Address (map)

1219 State St.

Venue (website)

CEC Environmental Hub

Santa Barbara Permaculture Network presents: Book signing & Talk CROSSINGS -Ben Goldfarb
How Road Ecology is Shaping The Future of our Planet

TUESDAY OCT 24 6:30-8:30pm
Santa Barbara Community Council (CEC) Environmental Hub FREE
1219 State St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Road ecology is the study of how roads and other forms of transportation infrastructure affect nature

An eye-opening and witty account of the global ecological transformations wrought by roads, from the award-winning rauthor of Eager: The Surprising Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter


Some 40 million miles of roadways encircle the earth, yet we tend to regard them only as infrastructure for human convenience.
While roads are so ubiquitous they’re practically invisible to us, wild animals experience them as entirely alien forces of death and disruption .

In Crossings, environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb travels throughout the United States and around the world to investigate how roads have transformed our planet. A million animals are killed by cars each day in the U.S. alone, but as the new science of road ecology shows, the harms of highways extend far beyond roads

Creatures from antelope to salmon are losing their ability to migrate in search of food and mates invasive plants hitch rides in tire treads road salt contaminates lakes and rivers and the very noise of traffic chases songbirds from vast swaths of habitat.

Yet road ecologists are also seeking to blunt the destruction through innovative solutions. Goldfarb meets with conservationists building bridges for California’s mountain lions and tunnels for English toads engineers deconstructing the labyrinth of logging roads that web national forests animal rehabbers caring for Tasmania’s car-orphaned wallabies and community organizers working to undo the havoc highways have wreaked upon American cities.Today as our planet’s road network continues to grow exponentially the science of road ecology has become increasingly vital. Written with passion and curiosity Crossings is a sweeping spirited and timely investigation into how humans have altered the natural world—and how we can create a better future for all living beings

A Community Event Hosted by Santa Barbara Permaculture Network
Cosponsors- CEC Community Environmental Council  and Sustainable
Ben Goldfarb website
How Roads Have Transformed the Natural World
PODCAST Fresh Air interviews Ben Goldfarb How Roads & Highways Affect Wildlife

Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing

The Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing is a public-private partnership of monumental scope that has leveraged the expertise and leadership of dozens of organizations and institutions to protect and restore wildlife habitats in Southern California.


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