Presentation: Forests for Life
Shenandoah Mountains - Full Size
View eastward from the VA-WV state line. Despite appearances, forests are not endless and need protection from poor logging practices, especially mature and old forests.

Presented “Forests for Life” to the American Association of University Women, at Bridgewater Retirement Community (not recorded).  …

Author’s Chat: Corridors for Wildlife, at Barren Ridge Vineyard
Sitting with fisheries biologist Paul Bugas at the patio of Barren Ridge Vineyard.

Participated in an “Author’s Chat,” (not recorded) with Paul Bugas, at Barren Ridge Vineyard, cohosted by Stone Soup Books of Waynesboro.  A major topic was the increasing interest in developing habitat corridors to save wildlife – and …

Presentation: A Sedimental Journey: Tracking Historic Dirt Downstream
bank of the Smith Creek
Does this bank of Smith Creek in the Allegheny Mountains of Virginia look “natural” to you? Far from it, as its land use history proves.

Using archival photos and my forest forensics photos of clues to the history of my own beloved woods – and far beyond – I presented …