Earthfire Stories

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

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...

Black and yellow Swallowtail butterfly on a red and yellow flower growing up through a crack in the sidewalk

Have you heard about all of the exciting, cutting-edge discoveries that support a healthy, thriving Earth? Probably not. Media reports about environmental disasters, climate change damage, and bad news in...

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

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...

Old willow tree with new growth

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...

Wolf standing on a small rise beside some trees

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...

Fish swimming in water above rocks

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...

Gray and white owl on a dead tree

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...

Double exposure of a woman's silhouette against a sunrise
A Conversation with Renee Lertzman

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...

A woman reads a book and holds a cup with a hot drink in her hands
An Earthfire Reading List

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Fountain Pen on spiral notebook with baby's breath flowers

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...

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