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"

Dear colleagues, The full program for IAEP’s 2018 Annual Meeting is now online. The conference will take place from October 20-22, 2018 in State College, PA. The program can be found at: Source: 2018 Conference Program

2018 Conference Program

On October 5, 2016, the Stephan’s riffle beetle was declared extinct. It had not been seen for two decades. “We are saddened by its apparent loss,” said Dr. Benjamin Tuggle of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the press release announcing […]

A Riffle in Time

“ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AND EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS” THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS MEETING ON ENVIRONMENTAL PHILOSOPHY  June 27– June 30 in Anchorage, Alaska Alaska Pacific University and University of Alaska, Anchorage   SCHEDULE OF EVENTS June 27: Carr Gottstien Academic […]


It was about 7:00 pm when I arrived in downtown Boulder, Colorado, in late June of 2017. A crowd of people stood around an area where police tape cordoned off the majority of 16th Street between Pearl and Spruce. I […]

Why Did the Bear Cross the ...