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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

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

Dave Foreman on the origins of Around The 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...

Embers from the Campfire #6: Hidden Kiva
Back in 1980 while exploring up an untracked side canyon five miles or so north of the San Juan River,[...]
Selecting and Designing Protected Areas: The Early Days
Around the Campfire #81 Editors’ note:  This Campfire is a revision of Chapter 9 from Dave Foreman’s landmark book Rewilding[...]
Hummingbird Yoga #1
[Pictured: Female blackchinned hummingbird stretching wing on a branch. Caption: Hummingbird Yoga #1]
“Albuquerque, hell! I’m going back to Tucson!”
[Photo of a white-winged dove with puffed feathers in snowfall. Caption: "Albuquerque, hell! I’m going back to Tucson!"]
“Mom! Wait for me!”
[Pictured: Two bear cubs following mother bear up a rocky hill, one cub lagging behind.]
Embers from the Campfire, #5
Friendly Little Bears Because of Covid testing delays, we sadly didn't make it to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Nevertheless,[...]

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