For two years, photographer Amy Gulick trekked among bears and eagles and across forests and salmon-packed streams to document Alaska's Tongass National Forest in it's natural, primeval state, for her book Salmon In the Trees.
Humans once thought they were smarter than forests, and began to manage them, i.e. cut them into smaller and smaller fragments, before we really understood how they worked. It turned out humans were dismantling a perfectly-functioning, exceptionally healthy ecosystem which had long ago figured out how to “manage” itself. Today we’re faced with the legacy of those ill-informed decisions, which can sometimes be used as an excuse to justify additional logging and bad timber sales, sometimes within sight of a national icon.Read More
If passed, the California Desert Protection Act will protect over one million acres of the Mojave Desert’s last wild areas, with the creation of two new National Monuments: the Mojave Trails National Monument on former railroad lands adjoining historic U.S. Rt. 66, and the Sand to Snow National Monument, which would include areas from the desert floor of the Coachella Valley to the high country of the San Bernardino Mountains, along with several new Wilderness areas providing greater species connectivity across the region.Read More