“What a country chooses to save is what
a country chooses to say about itself.”
– Mollie Beattie, First Woman Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
That pretty much serves as my motto. I’m a conservationist who has worked to preserve wildlife and wild places in more than two dozen U.S. states. I’ve also directed three small conservation groups.
This site is where I post new writing and photos, as well as some of my past work. I invite you to come on in and look around. All the images and writing on this website are mine unless they are credited otherwise. If you see something that you’d like to use, please contact me.
Here’s what Iowa used to look like and could look like again.
Washed Ashore: Tsunamis, Hitchhikers, and Sight-Seeing Storage Bowls
Tons of marine debris and hitchhiking wildlife washed up on North American shores after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake in Japan. If you live in the Pacific Northwest, could a similar quake here send your belongings to Japan without you?
It’s There if You Know Where to Look
North and South Dakota are full of places where the people have moved on, but the buildings remain…
Why Being a Morning Person Rocks
“It gives me great pleasure to rise before dawn and set out on a remote, empty trail or road to a seductive place.”
The Long Brown Land
It’s hard to explain why you love the desert to people who think desert = wasteland. But for folks who like long brown lands, the United States is a fantastic place…
I spent a lot of time in the American desert before I discovered the creamy mid-afternoon light that makes some photographs look like paintings…