Submissions are invited for the International Society for Environmental Ethics group sessions at the 2019 Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA). The meeting will be held April 17-20, 2019, at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, British Columbia. […]

CFP: ISEE Sessions at the 2019 ...


Gabrielle Herin always loved animals and nature. At the age of fourteen, she came knocking at the door of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge looking for volunteer opportunities. She quickly became involved in invasive species removal, tree planting, trail […]

Reconnecting in Detroit: The Transformative Potential ...


Jim Ballowe is the Center for Humans and Nature’s “Artist of the Month” for August 2018. CHN communications director Jeremy Ohmes recently sat with Jim to ask him about his poetry, particularly why and how he draws inspiration from the […]

A Shock of Recognition



My first day maintaining trails on Martha’s Vineyard, my supervisor said, “When your friends ask what you do, tell them you make the island beautiful.” He drew out the word in a sing-song way. “Beeeaauuuty-full.” His sprightly energy provided a […]

Island of the Ospreys


In 2007, Martinez, California, had some unusual visitors. In those days you could drop by the local Starbucks, pick up your morning latte, and step right outside to watch some fluffy beaver kits munch down willow leaves, twigs, and scraps […]

Is Your City Smarter than a ...


“Wherever you are is called Here.” ~ David Wagoner, from the poem “Lost” (1999) Lately, I’ve started writing HERE poems, noting the coordinates of the subject in the title. This is new to me and it offers a shift: planting me in my […]

Here: "The City's in the Garden"