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Around the Campfire by Dave Foreman

"Nearly twenty-five years ago, I started writing a regular column called “Around the Campfire” for The Earth First! Journal, which I then edited. I first wrote it on a mechanical typewriter. With the breakup of Earth First! in 1990, John Davis and I launched Wild Earth, and I continued “Around the Campfire.” The Wildlands Project discontinued Wild Earth years ago for lack of funding, and Campfire lost a home." ~Dave Foreman

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Uncle Dave on the Noatak River, Alaska (c) Nancy Morton

Dave Foreman on the origins of Campfire...

During the quarter century of Campfire, I’ve tried to educate, provoke, and activate conservationists on a sweeping range of ideas, issues, and subjects. Material from Campfire has gone into my books, Confessions of an Eco-Warrior, The Big Outside, Rewilding North America, and the forthcoming The Myth(s) of the Environmental Movement. I’ve meant Campfire as a broadside of yore, such as Tom Paine and other patriots wrote during the War for Independence. (Read more about Around the Campfire...)

​Dave's Latest Campfires...

Around the Campfire, #80
Wild Things for Their Own Sake If we look far and deep and wide, the key question that looms for[...]
Embers from the Campfire, #2
When Republicans Loved Endangered Species Once upon a time, conservation was bipartisan, with leadership from both Republicans and Democrats at[...]
Embers from the Campfire, #1
One of my most treasured places in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is Quitobaquito Springs, pictured above at dusk. This[...]
Around the Campfire, #79
Whence the Antiquities Act, Part II One of the Progressive Era’s foremost preservation laws, this act firmly established research and[...]
Around the Campfire, #78
Whence the Antiquities Act, Part I with Uncle Dave Foreman Vandalism to archaeological areas in the American Southwest provided the[...]
Stoking The Campfire: Wildway Rambles Winter 2019
Discontinuities happen, so let us not assume – even during this bleak political time -- that Earth is doomed to[...]

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