forestofglory: E. H. Shepard drawing of Christopher Robin and Pooh floating in a upturned  umbrella , with the word Ahoy in the corner (The Brain of Pooh)
*I've already posted my four "unpolished" posts for February! Go me but I feel still feel like writing stuff some here's another one.

*This weekend is kinda hectic. R is away at a con and we have a somewhat unexpected house guest. (She was expect to come visit but earlier in the week, and it wasn't planned that that she would stay with us.) Plus I'm feel a bit under the weather.

*House guest is very excited that I know what Mob grazing is so we chatted about grassland ecology and rangeland management. Grasslands are one of my favorite types of ecosystems and we need to protect them more.

*it's been raining so much over the last week. Very heavy rain too. I've been feeling a bit cooped up.
forestofglory: picture of califorina poppies (poppies)
Today I found a really cool graphic essay about restoration and wilderness its called Knowing Prairies.

As you might remember I've studied ecology and environmental history and am pretty interested in how people think about wilderness. I thought this comic was a great introduction to the topic. It is not long only about five pages so check it out if that interests you.
forestofglory: E. H. Shepard drawing of Christopher Robin reading a book to Pooh (Default)
I am distraught over the results of the presidential election. As part of increasing my activism I'm going to be writing a post here once a month about the environment, urban planning and or sustainable agriculture. I want to get more of the knowledge in my head out into the world where I hope it can do some good. So let me know if there are any topics you want covered.

Today we are going to start simple with a list of environmental organizations that I like that you can donate to. Our president elect doesn't believe in anthropocentric climate change. And it is part of the Republican Party platform to sell off our national parks. So these issues are critical right now.

The Nature Conservancy This group works to buy environmentally sensitive lands and preserve them. They also have many programs that work with fishers, farmers and ranchers to make those practices more sustainable.

The Wilderness Society Advocacy group for wild lands.

Land Trust Alliance Use this group to find a land trust near you, or donate to support land trusts in general. Lands are groups that buy lands and to hold in trust for future generations. They help create trails and parks and can work to reduce urban sprawl.

Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI) I learned about this awesome farmer group while I was living in Iowa for grad school. They are a group of farmers who help teach each other about sustainable practices. They have been force for change by doing peer-to-peer education about farm sustainability.

Califorina League of Conservation Voters Politically advocacy group in California that works to educate voters about environmental issues. Also puts out an environmental score card for California legislators.

Xerces Society Invertebrates aren't cute and fuzzy but they are a vital part of every ecosystem. The Xerces Society works to protect them and their habitats.

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