Protecting natural systems, their habitat and biodiversity, is the best strategy we have of building a future society that continues prosperously in an uncertain global climate. Our single paradigm should focus on striking a balance between natural resource extraction and replenishment, between restoration and replenishment.

Big Sur

“Out yonder they may curse, revile, and torture one another, defile all the human instincts, make a shambles of creation (if it were in their power), but here, no, here, it is unthinkable, here there is abiding peace, the peace of God, and the serene security created by a handful […]

The Wildflower Tour 2012 begins

The van is packed, the office is domant and the far horizons call. Juniper Ridge hits the road every Spring, following the bloom from Southern California to the Northwest Cascades. This is my third tour and I am now officially a plant nerd. This year we have a new addition […]

Wilderness Dreaming 2012

Dreaming about wilderness adventures in 2011 and ready to get away in 2012. This dry, warm January – a totally normal thing for California to do, by the way – is calling me away. Here are a few choice moments strung together in a montage of adventures from 2011, now […]