Robbins and Moore reflect on the uncomfortable truths surrounding the history of conservation

In The Breakthrough Institute article, “John Muir’s tormented landscape: Why conservation’s original sin always returns,” Nelson Institute dean, Paul Robbin and associate professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Sarah Moore explore the history of conservation in the United States and the trauma that surrounds a sometimes violent past through the lens of John Muir’s memoir, Boyhood and Youth.