Posts By Susan B. Eirich, PhD

Susan B. Eirich, PhD, is the Founder and Executive Director of Earthfire Institute Wildlife Sanctuary and Retreat Center. A licensed psychologist, biologist and educator, her goal is to widen the circle of conversation about conservation to include the voices of all living beings.
Bare feet of woman standing barefoot outdoors in nature

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 for what is possible when...

Construction for new bear gardens at Earthfire Institute
And the 16th Annual Tin Cup Challenge

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 noise quite well—especially when we...

White bison grazing in a pasture with two horses, with the Teton mountain range in the background

The part of our Earth that Earthfire calls home spoke to Jean and myself as soon as we saw it. There was something about it, hard to express… It felt...

Brown bear playing in a pond

When the bears wake up, it is a wondrous occasion. The land begins to pulse with their powerful presence. They emerge slowly, tentatively—is it time yet? A nose. Sleepy little...

Headshot of Daniel Roth

We are beyond delighted that Daniel Roth has accepted our invitation to join Earthfire’s Advisory Circle. He brings a valuable combination of business expertise, curiosity, creativity, love of nature, and...

Woman holding a black and white fox

A few weeks ago, our very beloved fox Loki passed away due to kidney failure. He was with us for nine glorious years, quite long for a fox that had...

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