Monthly Archives: February 2011

Changes in the Land

After my last post, a reader sent a link to this incredible pollen analysis viewer.  Basically, it allows you to see the change in range maps of dozens upon dozens of plant species over the past 20,000 years based on … Continue reading

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Incredible Advances for Plant Geeks

I just got an email from my favorite nursery, Prairie Moon, that there are county-by county range maps online now for every plant in their catalogue.  The result: immediate loss of focus on anything else. For example: I used to … Continue reading

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“Uncontacted People” and Land Use Choices

Watch this video clip from Survival International: Lots of things one could see and say here, including the fact that the people pictured are almost certainly not “uncontacted” (machete, etc.), as well as the very grim future they likely face … Continue reading

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More on Decolonization

I keep writing about native land sovereignty here, because I think it’s a central piece of not only present-day social and environmental justice but also of healing much older historical (and ecological) trauma here in North America and elsewhere around … Continue reading

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The Hungry Moon

I’m thinking a lot about what this time of year in cold temperate climates is like for the animals.  Most herbivores, like deer for example, are basically starving all winter, surviving off of their fat reserves from the fall and … Continue reading

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Natural Skills Blog

My good friend and colleague Connor O’Malley of San Diego has started writing a wonderful blog about wilderness living: Natural Skills.  Please check it out, subscribe to his feed, link to him, etc.  Not only is Connor a Kamana graduate … Continue reading

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Imbolc/Candlemas Links

Got my copy of the Society for Ecological Restoration’s Tallgrass Restoration Handbook in the mail today.  Absolutely salivating and can’t wait for the prescribed fire season.  And in fact, even through the blizzard we’re seeing the first signs of biological … Continue reading

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