— by Chelsea Carson — Having gathered now for our third online Conversation, the response to our developing deeply-rooted community has been inspiring. Expanding on our first two discussions on “How Connecting with an Animal Can Help Us Heal the Earth,” we joined together on July 26th for a heart based discussion on the nature of consciousness and how it relates to animal intelligence and our connection to nature. Susan talked about how we may begin to integrate non-human living beings unique intelligences and wisdoms into our journey forward. Having just returned from the Institute for Noetic Sciences conference she weaved topics and experiences from the weekend into our...

On August 21, 2017, all of us living in the United States will experience the first total solar eclipse visible throughout the country since 1979! The path of the eclipse will cut right through Teton Valley, Idaho, where Earthfire Institute is located, and as a result this area is expected to be one of the best places to view the eclipse in the entire US. Because this is such a special celestial event, and one we won’t see again until 2045, we want to offer our closest friends the opportunity to experience it with us and the wild animal residents of Earthfire Institute. We will host an intimate, private viewing with a small number of our friends in our beautiful Wildlife Garden, and we...

-- By Susan Eirich, PhD -- After 19 years of trying, Earthfire Institute has finally received a formal rehabilitation license from the State of Idaho Department of Fish and Game. We have been working with them informally over the years on a case by case basis when they needed help with specific animals, but this is different. We can now take calls from the public and they are coming in several times a week. The need is so great! And so many of the issues are human caused that we owe it to the animals to do what we can. At this time of year it is mostly orphaned babies. To date we have welcomed coyotes and beavers but soon there will be black bear babies and others. I am afraid that I am...

Your donation to Earthfire will be matched by up to 50%, up to a total of $25,000. The giving period ends July 21st, and the funds must be given through the Tin Cup to receive the match. Tin Cup is our largest fundraiser of the year and covers an essential part our operating expenses. We appreciate your generous contribution. The Tin Cup Challenge, offered through the Community Foundation of Teton Valley, helps local non-profits raise funds by matching donations. You can learn more about the Tin Cup Challenge here. Donate to Earthfire through Tin Cup here. Thank You for Your...

Reserve Your Spot Now for this Unique Online Experience! Join Earthfire Institute’s Executive Director Dr. Susan Eirich for a first-of-its kind online video discussion, How Connecting with An Animal Can Help You Heal the Earth. The online video discussion takes place on Wednesday, May 17, at 6pm Mountain time (5pm Pacific; 8pm Eastern). The cost is free, but advance registration is required. Register here. We humans increasingly recognize that our ecological crisis has, at its core, a spiritual cause. If we truly believe that all life is sacred, then we know we will have to make radical revisions to how we live personally and how we operate as a society. This may seem difficult....

Spring is in full swing here in Driggs, as evidenced by the sound of rushing water in the distance—the snowmelt from the mountains has started! Life-giving, clean, cold mountain water, released from the winter snows just when things start growing. What an elegant system! Spring is in our hearts, too. We started the new year with a very ambitious plan to widen the circle of conversation about our ecological priorities to include the rich and varied perspectives from all the Life that usually has no seat at our human-centered table, including the wild animals. We are seeking nothing less than a paradigm shift, in which we human beings begin to consider all life as sacred, and use that...