• Public Lands Need YOUR Help! // Forest Tourist
    Activism // Conservation,  Outdoors

    Public Lands Need YOUR Help!

    “The crisis is in our backyard and each of us has to get out of bed and do something about it.” -Forest Woodward for Patagonia Friends, in case you haven’t been paying attention, there’s a lot going on with our national parks right now. Just last week Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s report to President Donald Trump was making headlines in the outdoor community. Zinke recommended that the President shrink and/or modify beloved national parks and monuments in the United States under the Antiquities Act. I’m going to repeat that for you so it really sinks in: our government wants to shrink and/or modify some of our national parks and monuments. Land that…

  • Writing and Nature // Forest Tourist
    Activism // Conservation

    Writing and Nature

    For many people there is a distinct division between science and literature. Okay, let me back up a little bit. When aspiring college students consider what they want to do for the rest of their lives and which major is conducive for that aspiration, they typically choose either a STEM field or something more liberal, such as art or communications. Now I know there is more to life than STEM degrees and liberal studies but bear with me. When I decided to be an English major it felt like a door was closing on the science-based portion of my life. In my personal experience, when I chose my major I was…