Nez Perce ’21 Highlights
This photo gallery contains highlights from my tracing of the Nez Perce National Historic Trail with my daughter, Sassia, in late May and early June of 2021. The trail follows the heroic 1877 flight of non-treaty Nez Perce bands, which were pursued by the U.S….
Mt. Rainier Marmots
Arts, Race & Climate Change
This essay introduced Spectrum Dance Theater’s Race & Climate Change Festival No stranger to human-concocted environmental calamity, the South Park neighborhood in Seattle has been assaulted by pollution from land, air and sea. It sits astride a superfund site, and life expectancy there is 13…
Bison Under Attack in Montana
A group of Montana tribes and conservation groups are urging Montana Governor Greg Gianforte to veto a pair of state bills that they say will undermine reintroduction efforts of wild bison to Montana. The bills, HB 318 and HB 302, would restrict the bison’s status…
The Great Blue Heron
I see Great Blue Herons just about anywhere and any time I go to photograph nature. They are sometimes so abundant, they’re easy to overlook. But I don’t. I find them fascinating. And I’m not alone: In Seattle, where I live, they are the city’s…
Four Ways to Meaningfully Invest in DEI
Here are four examples of how outdoor companies have effectively put their money where their mouths are where DEI is concerned. The first two, done in isolation, can be performative if not part of something like the third and fourth, which drive more significant change….