The California Field Atlas has won the 2018 Gold Medal for Notable Contribution to Publishing by the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco. I am so proud and grateful to receive and share this award with my excellent publisher, HEYDAY BOOKS. My great hope is that this book stands with the larger vanguard of inspired voices rising across California and beyond, that share a vision for an emergent culture built on values of ecological restoration over reclamation and resource replenishment over endless extraction. United, we can usher in a new age of greater abundance while preserving the superlative portfolio of biodiversity that California enjoys for generations to come. (obi)

High Sierra Summer Camp part 2

Up over Donohue Pass (11,056 feet) in this, the second photo-story from Juniper Ridge’s High Sierra Summer Camp. Donohue pass divides Yosemite Nat’l Park from the Ansel Adams Wilderness. mountain hemlock “The impression of the High Sierra is one of grandeur, but at the same time of desolation – the […]

High Sierra Summer Camp, Part 1

Leading out of Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite Nat’l Park – a week of what we are calling Juniper Ridge’s High Sierra Summer Camp. There are 12 of us – ready to rock.. I will post a photo story of each of the eight chapters in our adventure. Jacket by Freeman Artist Ken […]

Juniper Ridge’s High Sierra Summer Camp

Juniper Ridge is taking off again – this time to the High Sierra for some serious fun…and some serious walking. We are marching north of Mount Whitney on the Pacific Crest Trail between Kearsarge and Taboose Passes, our average elevation will be about 11,000 feet  – we have thirteen intrepid souls joining us for […]