Inspiring connections to people, places, rivers and wildlife
A series of short features to highlight places to visit, eat, shop, cycle and hike posted on Rails to Trails Conservancy "Traillink.com."
Cottonwood Charcoal Kilns in Inyo County. stand as a reminder of the devastating impacts of the California Gold Rush on forests, rivers and landscapes. Learn more about California Historical Landmarks at www.sierranevadageotourism.org
Field trip curriculum for Lewis & Clark National Historical Park. Marker for Middle Village - home of the Chinook tribe that once lived at the mouth of the Columbia River.
One of more than 100 narratives describing California State Historical Landmarks. Argonaut, Kennedy and Eureka Mines were one of the largest gold producers during the California Gold Rush.
Seagull guards its salmon during the fall run on the American River - photo from the book and blog post "Mornings on Fair Oaks Bridge"
Spring newsletter feature for John Muir Land Trust welcomes visitors to Fernandez Ranch in Martinez to enjoy scenic views and wildflowers.
Gold miners in Plumas County, California held the first ski competitions in North America. Learn more hidden history of Gold Rush towns of the Sierra Nevada Region. Visit www.sierranevadageotourism.org.
"Through the Eyes of John Muir~Practices in Environmental Stewardship" A field studies curriculum guide for grades three and four.
"Mornings on Fair Oaks Bridge" captures morning wake up activities of wildlife on the American River using first person narratives, photos and video.
Great Blue Heron waits at the American River for Chinook Salmon coming home to spawn - photo from "Mornings on Fair Oaks Bridge."
Writer ~ Community Engagement ~ Public Programs ~ Naturalist
Forging meaningful connections to the outdoor world by helping create stories of place and purpose for organizations, groups and individuals.
~ When others see a place, I listen for its stories.
~ When others see trees and rivers, I watch life in motion and places for creatures big and small to thrive.
~ I invite others to be curious and ask questions as the doorway to a better understanding of ourselves and our relationship to the outdoor world.
I work with land trusts, conservancies, parks and open spaces, watershed groups, historic sites and museums, organized groups, schools and the public to inspire active participation in the world outside and build meaningful story connections and interpretive programs one voice at a time. Stories that highlight people, places, rivers and wildlife, so all things can thrive.