The Secret Forest

Thanks to researchers such as Dr. Suzanne Simard and Dr. Steve Sillett, we are beginning to perceive a whole new world, allowing us a glimpse into the depth and complexities of these ancient communities we call forests. In high school, I was involved in a summer conservation program of work and learning. We touched on […]

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Think Globally Explore Locally

In this age of internet, relentless communication, and what Richard Louv calls “Nature Deficit Disorder,” we all need to reconnect with our world; to bridge the growing gap between the web of life, and with the world wide web that occupies cyberspace (and could preoccupy our lives). There are countless ways to connect with the […]

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Hope is the thing with feathers

This line from Emily Dickinson, reflects the motivation behind restoration ecology. We are in the midst of what some call Earth’s sixth mass extinction. On the one hand Homo sapiens is the problem. On the other… we are also the solution. This is a huge opportunity for positive change. Just as depleted prairies and forests […]

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