I am a writer based in Klamath Falls, Oregon. I write about nature and people. My goal is to find and tell stories that help us understand the past; take meaningful action in the present; and move towards a greener, wilder, happier and more equal future. I also enjoy telling a straightforwardly ripping yarn.
My stories have appeared in National Geographic, the New York Times, the Atlantic, Wired, Outside, High Country News and Nature, where I worked as a staffer for several years. I also contribute to The Last Word on Nothing. You can see my posts here.
I am currently at work on a book about human relationships with wild animals in a changing world. Wild Souls will combine philosophy, science, adventure, and emotion as I try to answer a tough question: what do we owe nonhuman animals when we humans have so changed the world they must live in? Expect it from Bloomsbury USA in 2021!
My previous book, Rambunctious Garden, looks at how conservation is changing in the Anthropocene. Read more about it here.
Check out my TED Talk about how we define nature, and what it means for our children.