Artists in the Back Country

During John Muir‘s time, artists, writers, and scientists went into the back country, into the wilderness.  When they returned, they shared their findings and feelings with the public.  “Artists in the Back Country”, a program of the Sequoia Park Foundations, has the goal to replicate that in today’s world. In 2008, I was invited to… Read more »

Land Trusts, Toluma Farm, and lots of goats!

Land.  Growing up in a Kansas farming community I was surrounded by lots of it – beautiful, flat plains full of golden wheat.  Here in California, my friend Jean and I often walk the land in Marin and Sonoma County, both havens for farms, ranches, and open space. We can thank MALT (Marin Agricultural Land Trust) for… Read more »

Of road trips, heroes, and Black-footed ferrets

Traveling the back roads near Massadona, Colorado, I looked out the car window and saw a wisp of a dream. Most experts would say I imagined that wisp on August 26, 1975. Whether imagined or real, it led to an adventure and a life-long love affair with the black-footed ferret, North America’s rarest mammal. Always… Read more »