Earthfire Stories

The latest updates on Earthfire offerings, events, and initiatives.

Sign at the entrance to the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics

Susan Eirich will be a speaker at the ninth Annual Oxford Animal Ethics Summer School held at Merton College, Oxford, England, on 5-8 August, 2024. For more information, please visit...

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...

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...

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...

Dahr Jamail and Stan Rushworth

Earthfire Institute, a nonprofit wildlife sanctuary and retreat center, welcomes two acclaimed authors and thought leaders to its Advisory Circle. Dahr Jamail is an award-winning journalist who has reported from...

Logo for Cortona Friends
Announcing A Cortona Week Presentation by Susan Eirich

Dr. Susan Eirich has been invited to speak at the prestigious international Cortona Week 2022 to be held in Pontignano, Italy, June 26 – July 3, 2022. Speakers and guests...

Girl watches a video presentation on a laptop outside near a pond

How can we turn a distanced appreciation of nature into a meaningful, life-changing relationship with all of Life? Susan’s virtual Cortona Pearl presentation Reawakening our Bond with our Wild Earth...

Smiling woman with long brown hair standing near some aspen trees in the fall
Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator

Heather wears many hats at Earthfire, helping in both office administration and managing the day-to-day care of Earthfire’s 31 resident sanctuary animals, from wolves to bison to a porcupine named...

Young wolf standing against the backdrop of the blue sky
Slow and Steady Wins the Race

There are just as many personality differences in animals as there are in people, a concept that becomes more evident to me each time I do my daily rounds. While...

Orange and black butterfly
A Review of TEDWomen 2019

It takes five generations of Monarch butterflies to complete their migration and return to the place of origin—five generations! The ones that return aren’t the ones that left. How do...

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