As is the state of our outdoors due to a massive increase in popularity, this is an important topic to discuss. Through the influence of social media and its various personalities and brands, we have seen a spike in the number of visitors to our wildnesses, parks, and iconic spots. Unfortunately, the level of education, awareness, and negligence/disrespect that the newcomers bring is having a disparate impact on our public lands.Read More
Going to the woods is going home, for I suppose we came from the woods originally. But in some of nature's forests, the adventurous traveler seems a feeble, unwelcome creature; wild beasts and the weather trying to kill him, the rank, tangled vegetation, armed with spears and stinging needles, barring his way and making life a hard struggle.
Over the years there have been many opinions on how to manage public lands. Two of the major points of views are conservation and preservation. Many people use these terms interchangeably, but they are two completely different approaches to this issue.Read More
The Bureau of Land Management does a really poor job of explaining why we have lotteries and permit systems. It is unfortunate because this faceless government institution serves an important part of our natural lands, keeping them intact during a popular time to be outside and going on adventures.Read More
“Leave this world a little better than you found it” -Robert Baden PowellRead More
As many pictures as I take of beautiful locations, there is a deeper and darker reason to document these landscapes. Some more than others are in danger of changing rapidly over the next few decades becoming unrecognizable.Read More