Tag Archives: wilderness

Polly Dyer, 96, driving force for Northwest conservation dies

By CLAUDIA ROWE Seattle Times staff reporter The majestic wilderness of Shi Shi Beach, an indelible sight for many visitors to the Olympic wilderness near Neah Bay, might look entirely different today if not for the cheerful tenacity of Polly Dyer, a conservationist icon who died Sunday in Shoreline. She was 96. Equally at home […]

Michael Frome – May 25, 1920 to September 4, 2016

From the last edition of Michael Frome’s Portogram published September 5, Michael says, “It’s been great fun, I’ve enjoyed it very much, and I send my best wishes to all my friends and followers. Michael Frome has been well known as author, educator and tireless champion of America’s natural heritage. The late Senator Gaylord Nelson […]

The Anthropocene and Ozymandias

Much has been made lately of the so-called Anthropocene—the idea that Homo sapiens has so taken over and modified Earth that we need a new name for our geological age instead of the outmoded Holocene. One remorseless Anthropoceniac writes, “Nature is gone… You are living on a used planet. If this bothers you, get over […]