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...

It’s deep winter here in snowy Driggs, Idaho, where the bears have gone to sleep, and life quietly gestates beneath the snow in preparation for new life, new beginnings. Life springs eternal. Here in tiny Driggs, more than 900 people participated in January’s global Women’s March, each contributing with their presence to a world-wide movement in support of social and environmental issues. And from here, I could see and feel the energy of all the women’s marches all over the world... women, men, and children sharing the same aspirations for a better future, in person and online, through the power of our global, interconnected age. We truly are all in it together. We can see it. We...

  Renowned wildlife artists Dwayne Harty and Billy Hassell donated artwork to Earthfire in 2016 to help us fund new and existing animal facilities. You can support the welfare of our animals by buying their Earthfire dedicated artwork here. Billy Hassell about this week's featured artwork "Beyond Earthfire": "The inspiration for the painting was the experience I had with the animals during the Conservation Conversation retreat. I placed all the animals with their backs to us, facing the same direction we, as viewers, are facing, to suggest that we are together as viewers and participants in a grand pageant; watching the cranes fly northwards (up the Yellowstone to Yukon...

Our new website just launched this October. It keeps all the content you enjoy, such as the Animal Stories, but includes important new features designed to empower all of us to heal our connection with nature. The foundations of change are education and emotional connection, and the new website uses both of these to move us towards finding a new way of living on our Earth. Thus we’ve expanded our blog to include more writers and perspectives, and continue with our heart-centered Animal Stories, Pictures and Videos. A newly added comment thread throughout the site invites you to join the conversation and share your insights. To comment please sign into Disqus. This ensures we are...