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Michelle Nijhuis

Michelle Nijhuis is the author of Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction, a history of the modern conservation movement that was named one of the best books of 2021 by The Chicago Tribune, Smithsonian Magazine, Booklist, and other publications. Michelle writes about conservation and climate change for publications including National Geographic, […]


Claudia Ford

Dr. Ford has enjoyed a career in academia, international management and development, and women’s health spanning three decades and all continents. Dr. Ford is a tenured professor and chair of the department of Environmental Studies at State University of New York, Potsdam. She teaches ethnobotany, indigenous knowledge, gender studies, international business, environmental justice, and environmental […]


Hank Shaw

Hank Shaw is an award-winning author and chef who has written five cookbooks on wild foods, including fish, game and edible wild plants. He runs the website Hunter Angler Gardener Cook, the internet’s largest source of wild foods recipes. That website won the James Beard Award in 2013, and has won numerous other awards over […]


Kerri Arsenault

Kerri Arsenault is a literary critic, co-director and co-founder of The Environmental Storytelling Studio at Brown University, contributing editor at Orion magazine, Democracy Fellow at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University, and author of Mill Town: Reckoning with What Remains. Her writing has been published in the Boston Globe, […]


John Francis

John Francis, Ph.D., is known the world over as the Planetwalker. In 1971, Francis witnessed an oil spill in San Francisco Bay. The effects of the oil pollution compelled him to stop using motorized vehicles. Several months later, to end the arguments he found himself getting into about the power of one person’s actions, he […]


Dina Gilio-Whitaker

Dina Gilio-Whitaker (Colville Confederated Tribes) is a lecturer of American Indian Studies at California State University San Marcos and independent educator/advisor on Indigenous environmental issues. She is a sought-after speaker and has addressed and advised a wide array of academic disciplines and organizations in the realms of conservation, law, science, government, outdoor sports, and more. […]


Sarah Jaquette Ray

Dr. Sarah Jaquette Ray works at the intersection of climate, emotions, and justice. She is a professor and chair of environmental studies at California Polytechnic, Humboldt. An environmental humanist with a BA in Religious Studies, an MA in American Studies, and a PhD in Environmental Sciences, Studies and Policy, Dr. Ray draws on an eclectic […]


Leila Philip

Leila Philip’s writing has been called “inspiring” by The New York Times, “full of charm and wonder” by The Wall Street Journal, and “mesmerizing” by Publishers Weekly. In her deeply researched, intrepidly reported, and lyrically written works of nonfiction she chronicles diverse, personal journeys that zoom out beyond the periphery to capture the forces and […]


Bryn Nelson

Bryn Nelson is a Seattle-based freelance writer and editor with an avid interest in biology, biomedicine, ecology, green technology and unconventional travel destinations. After shifting course from a career in microbiology, Bryn accumulated two decades of journalism experience and has written for more than 30 publications ranging from The New York Times to Cancer Cytopathology. […]


Bathsheba Demuth

Bathsheba Demuth is writer and environmental historian specializing in the lands and seas of the Russian and North American Arctic. Her interest in northern places and cultures began when she was 18 and moved to the village of Old Crow in the Yukon, where she trained huskies for several years. From the archive to the dog […]