December Calendar Release – Kicking off a New Project

I’m very excited to start a new mini-project celebrating unique landscapes and people’s connection to them.  I will create a file that includes a bit of a description of the place, a photo of the place (of course), and a monthly calendar!

Dec 2012 Calendar desktop Hamilton copy

The first one, December 2012, is a celebration of quiet and peaceful places among a matrix of urban areas.  The Mt. Hamilton Range, east of San Jose, is just that place.  A number of private landowners have helped preserve this dramatic landscape filled with true wild-ness, aka wilderness!

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Humans Required Slideshow for the Bay Area Open Space Council

I’m excited to be offering 13 slides from the Conservation:Humans Required project that I’ve been working on over the years.  This set of slides is particularly exciting to present to the Bay Area conservation professionals who will be attending a sold out seasonal gathering by the Bay Area Open Space Council at the David Brower Center in Berkeley.  The BAOSC is a fantastic organization that makes great things happen in the conservation world.  Thanks to Annie and Ryan for this opportunity.

These slides come from the heart as I want to inspire a new wave of conservation minded humans who see knowledge and commitment as an answer to habitat degradation.  Many of these photos depict places I am attached to as an ecologist, hiker, photographer, or just a philosopher.  All scenes are less than 150 miles from home.  All scenes feel like home…

Here’s a one slide of the show.  It should be fun and I hope to make some strong connections with new friends.

 

The Most Unique Bike Ride of the Bay Area – ALT

Bikes. Are. Rad.

That’s all there really is to say about these two-wheeled creatures.  They’re stylish, sleek, hardy, solid little engineered chunks of steel that provide a unique experience.  They are THE way to travel over land in my perspective.  I wish I could do all my field work on bike.

This is a little project in which I got to do quite a bit of it via two wheels.

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