Category Archives for Wildways and their Champions

Wilderness Giant Stewart “Brandy” Brandborg Moves on at 93

Steward Brandborg was a wilderness champion, a leader of The Wilderness Society during its period of greatest contribution to wilderness preservation. “Brandy” was not only an executive and passionate wilderness advocate, he was an educator who contributed to the wilderness movement by prioritizing training and education of wilderness activists across America. Historian James Morton Turner, […]

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The MEXICAN WOLF

Click here to listen to a podcast about The Mexican Wolf, from eradication to reintroduction By Dave Parsons, MS PODCAST:  http://journeysantafe.libsyn.com/podcast In this moving and inspiring podcast, Dave Parsons was introduced by James Burbank at Journey Santa Fe where Dave related the history of Mexican wolves in New Mexico and his personal experience with them. David […]

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Arizona icon, Jerome’s Katie Lee, dies at age 98

From The Verde Independent, Cottonwood, AZ, verdenews.com JEROME – Widely recognized as “one of the Southwest’s most outspoken and beloved environmental activists and authors” Arizona icon Katie Lee has died at the age of 98 at her home in Jerome. Lee passed away peacefully in her sleep Nov. 1, explained close friend Kathleen Williamson. There will be […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Ed George Remembered

The wildlands community lost another great friend recently: Ed George, photographer and explorer of wild places and creatures, died suddenly, perhaps of a heart attack, near his home in Flagstaff, in early March. Ed was 70 but (apart perhaps from some hidden heart ailment) was stronger than most people half his age. We mourn Ed’s […]

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John Muir Lives

On Christmas eve, one hundred years ago, John Muir’s spirit left his body and set off into the pathless wild. For those of us who love the wild world and for whom Muir is an indispensable intellectual ancestor, the way Muir and his conservation legacy have been getting beaten up recently is hard to fathom. […]

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