It’s All About the Stories

It’s All About the Stories

On Excelsior there are the remains of an old paddock – it was almost intact, still, when I first saw it years ago but since then a few of the fence posts have fallen of their own volition, perhaps helped along by cattle looking for new ways to scratch their backs, and...
A Salute to Heavy Equipment

A Salute to Heavy Equipment

Let’s hear it for our heavy equipment operators, who perhaps have left their mark on our shared landscape more than any architect or landscape architect or designer or engineer.  These drivers of massive machinery are capable of filling wetlands, redirecting...
On the Permanence of Land

On the Permanence of Land

I was at a gathering of the Bear Yuba Land Trust recently, listening to Joe Byrne and Marty Coleman talk about the thousands and thousands of acres of land they were putting into conservation in perpetuity and suddenly it was as if I was hearing those words for the...