Against the Grain

The Fall and Rise of Urban Wildlife

One of conservation’s greatest achievements happened mostly by accident and is still hiding in plain sight for most of us. When settlers established cities in the United States, they decimated the existing ecosystems. But in recent decades, as environmental historian Peter Alagona illustrates, there has been a remarkable return of wildlife to urban areas across the country.


Peter S. Alagona, The Accidental Ecosystem: People and Wildlife in American Cities UC Press, 2023


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