Earthfire Stories

News and stories from science-based conservation research that supports the heart of Reconnection Ecology®: that every living being matters.

Brown wooden fencing with inset hotwire runs through a field surrounded by mountains

The Value and Importance of Wildlife Friendly Fencing

Millions of miles of fencing is used across the US to contain livestock and define property boundaries. Much of this fencing does not take into account the migration routes of ungulates and other large and small mammals, often leading to perilous outcomes for wildlife populations trying to reach critical resources

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Old willow tree with new growth

The Tree of Life

For more than 100 years it grew, gracing the home of the people who planted and gave life to it. It added a note of beauty and peace to the center of the small town, heralding spring with the fresh green of bursting buds, town crier for the renewal of

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Wolf standing on a small rise beside some trees

Wolves and the Power of Collective Action

For those of us who love wolves and know how critical they are to the health of many ecosystems, this year’s wave of government-sanctioned wolf hunts in states across the country has been nothing short of heartbreaking. Given that reality, news from Wisconsin provides some welcome relief. A judge has

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Fish swimming in water above rocks

A Great Fish, A Native Fish

Some 20 years ago, I wrote this article while trying to save part of a wildlife corridor in danger of being lost to development. I didn’t succeed, but hope springs eternal. I believe that once we know the damage we can wreak by taking essential habitat away from wild animals,

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Gray and white owl on a dead tree

An Incredible Bird

Some 20 years ago, I wrote this article while trying to save part of a wildlife corridor in danger of being lost to development. I didn’t succeed, but hope springs eternal. I believe that once we know the damage we can wreak by taking essential habitat away from wild animals,

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Double exposure of a woman's silhouette against a sunrise

The Psychology of Climate Action

Renée Lertzman, PhD, joins us from her home in Marin County, California, north of San Francisco. For 30 years, Renée has been building a practice that applies psychological insights to how sustainability, environment, and climate practitioners can be more effective at reaching people. She earned a Master’s in Environmental Rhetoric

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A woman reads a book and holds a cup with a hot drink in her hands

Books to Inspire Your Love of Nature

Please note: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through our link, Earthfire receives a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting Earthfire and  independent bookstores! What’s the last book that changed your life? Each one of us has a few of

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Fountain Pen on spiral notebook with baby's breath flowers

For the Love of Pens and Paper Towels

I have to admit that I love pens. I collect them, use them, somehow find ten in my pocketbook and upon finding none on my desk, order more, and still walk off absentmindedly with other’s pens. I would be embarrassed to open my desk drawer to you. And of course,

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Spider web covered in dew droplets

The Sun and the Rain, the Animals and the Humans

What I am trying to do with Earthfire is impossible, but maybe trying will get us humans closer to living in tune with the Earth. It is essential to start with spirit, that mysterious force larger than us that infuses all things: to spirits of the land, soils, plants, and

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Beaver in the woods

Much Ado About Beavers

I opened the door to a large conference room full of men in uniforms. It was my first Upper Snake Beaver Coop meeting in Idaho Falls and I had no idea what to expect. About 22 forest rangers, wildlife and fisheries biologists, Fish & Game wardens, and others were passionately

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Brown wooden fencing with inset hotwire runs through a field surrounded by mountains

The Value and Importance of Wildlife Friendly Fencing

Millions of miles of fencing is used across the US to contain livestock and define property boundaries. Much of this fencing does not take into account the migration routes of ungulates and other large and small mammals, often leading to perilous outcomes for wildlife populations trying to reach critical resources

Read More
Old willow tree with new growth

The Tree of Life

For more than 100 years it grew, gracing the home of the people who planted and gave life to it. It added a note of beauty and peace to the center of the small town, heralding spring with the fresh green of bursting buds, town crier for the renewal of

Read More
Wolf standing on a small rise beside some trees

Wolves and the Power of Collective Action

For those of us who love wolves and know how critical they are to the health of many ecosystems, this year’s wave of government-sanctioned wolf hunts in states across the country has been nothing short of heartbreaking. Given that reality, news from Wisconsin provides some welcome relief. A judge has

Read More
Fish swimming in water above rocks

A Great Fish, A Native Fish

Some 20 years ago, I wrote this article while trying to save part of a wildlife corridor in danger of being lost to development. I didn’t succeed, but hope springs eternal. I believe that once we know the damage we can wreak by taking essential habitat away from wild animals,

Read More
Gray and white owl on a dead tree

An Incredible Bird

Some 20 years ago, I wrote this article while trying to save part of a wildlife corridor in danger of being lost to development. I didn’t succeed, but hope springs eternal. I believe that once we know the damage we can wreak by taking essential habitat away from wild animals,

Read More
Double exposure of a woman's silhouette against a sunrise

The Psychology of Climate Action

Renée Lertzman, PhD, joins us from her home in Marin County, California, north of San Francisco. For 30 years, Renée has been building a practice that applies psychological insights to how sustainability, environment, and climate practitioners can be more effective at reaching people. She earned a Master’s in Environmental Rhetoric

Read More
A woman reads a book and holds a cup with a hot drink in her hands

Books to Inspire Your Love of Nature

Please note: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through our link, Earthfire receives a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting Earthfire and  independent bookstores! What’s the last book that changed your life? Each one of us has a few of

Read More
Fountain Pen on spiral notebook with baby's breath flowers

For the Love of Pens and Paper Towels

I have to admit that I love pens. I collect them, use them, somehow find ten in my pocketbook and upon finding none on my desk, order more, and still walk off absentmindedly with other’s pens. I would be embarrassed to open my desk drawer to you. And of course,

Read More
Spider web covered in dew droplets

The Sun and the Rain, the Animals and the Humans

What I am trying to do with Earthfire is impossible, but maybe trying will get us humans closer to living in tune with the Earth. It is essential to start with spirit, that mysterious force larger than us that infuses all things: to spirits of the land, soils, plants, and

Read More
Beaver in the woods

Much Ado About Beavers

I opened the door to a large conference room full of men in uniforms. It was my first Upper Snake Beaver Coop meeting in Idaho Falls and I had no idea what to expect. About 22 forest rangers, wildlife and fisheries biologists, Fish & Game wardens, and others were passionately

Read More

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