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.
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...

A line of shipping containers marking the border between the US and Mexico in a hilly, arid landscape

On November 15, 2022, I stood on a high ridge south of Tucson, AZ. I was on a field trip with the board and staff of Wildlands Network, a US-based...

Wolf climbing a willow tree

Many years ago, Jean, Co-founder of Earthfire Institute, saw a magnificent old cottonwood tree stump lying on a sidewalk in Driggs, ID. It lay on its side in the hot...

Heather Holcomb with a wolf pup

After serving as Assistant Director for Earthfire Institute for over three years, our beloved Ann Loyola has accepted an exciting new role as Director of PAWS Animal Shelter here in...

Woman sitting at the end of a dock on a lake surrounded by mountains and pine forest

Last month, I wrote that when our lines of connection to other living beings are dimmed, our access to understanding the connections available to us in nature becomes limited. Inherent...

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