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...

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!"]
Embers from the Campfire, #5
Featured Image: Campmates © Dave Foreman Friendly Little Bears Because of Covid testing delays, we sadly didn't make it to[...]
Embers from the Campfire #4
Can you find the kitty? Above is a picture from a camera trap project to monitor the fauna of the[...]
You are the Hope of the Future
Featured image:  Kids from Taos Day School hiking in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument © John Miles You[...]

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