Our vision is a world with flourishing habitats for all Life

Through Reconnection Ecology®, we expand our sense of community to include all living beings.

Our Work

Earthfire Institute has pioneered Reconnection Ecology®, bringing people and wildlife together in intimate connection through retreats, stories, film, and workshops.

These visceral, healing experiences are open to all of us. They can occur anywhere, anytime, even in the most urban environments. Reconnection can be experienced at any emotional level, but the deeper it is, the more impact it has in reimagining our place among Earth’s ecosystems and  inspiring the changes needed for all of Life to survive and thrive. Brief magical encounters with any wild being can trigger powerful reminders that  we are part of a wondrous, greater whole.

Let’s Bring the Bear Necessities of Life to Our Sanctuary Bears

Join us as we move ahead with designing and building five acres of heavenly bear gardens.

Our Story

She was a psychologist who worked in maximum security prisons. He was a wild animal trainer for films. Together with seven wolf pups, they created a transformative and joyous approach to Life, the foundation of Earthfire Institute.

The Latest from Earthfire

Red ant on a leaf

A Conversation With an Ant

Yesterday, I had a conversation with an ant. A tiny little red one. Well, maybe it wasn’t a conversation, as it was sort of one-way,

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Bare feet of woman standing barefoot outdoors in nature

Storytelling Circle Update

On June 13th, we held our quarterly Storytelling Circle with a virtual group of local and international storytellers and Earthfire supporters. The conversation exceeded expectations

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Construction for new bear gardens at Earthfire Institute

Bear Gardens Update

We are a little over a month into construction on two new Bear Gardens, and so far our bears seem to be coping with the

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