Those Who Protect Wild Places

Guides of wilderness rites of passage programs can't just take people into beautiful, pristine forests, deserts, and mountains whenever and wherever they want to. They have to deal with permits, applications, and regulations from such [...]

Gentle Waters, Wild Earth

What an amazing and beautiful time we had along Crooked Creek in rural Missouri. We gathered at Pat Tohulske’s Elemental Earthcamp on Friday, setting up our tent sites between storms. Earthcamp is a magical place [...]

Pilgrimage in a Burnt Forest

I head into the Sierras to explore the area burnt by the Donnell Fire in 2018. Wikipedia says that 36,450 acres (147.5 km2) were burnt, but I don’t have any concept of what that means. I [...]

Land Healing After Fire

Sunday the 23 of June, I am hitchhiking to the site of my cabin, when I see a hawk circling above. I know it is a sign to me of reassurance from the Spirit world [...]

“All We Do Matters”

"All we do matters," wrote Judy Todd of NatureConnect NW after the Global Earth Exchange she and friends held for the Sandy River near Portland, Oregon last Saturday. And as people around the world showed at [...]

A Bird for the Rafters

Lissa has been able to join us in Moscow and get some distance from the social upheaval in Haiti.* The clay bird she made today has found its way into the rafters of our back [...]

Baseline Creep for the Black River

Annette Joseph, an Episcopal Priest working in rural Missouri, and I met at Sportsman Park in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, to do a Global Earth Exchange. Our focus was on "Baseline Creep", a term that describes [...]

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