Episode 96: Saying Goodbye To Dave Foreman And Keeping His Fight For Nature Alive
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Bart Kohler’s song to Dave…
To the tune of Amazing Grace
Walk in the woods, you know I’m here;
When a Chickadee lands near!
(“Chickadee” “Chickadee” call)
The cries of the Loon echo in the night
The calls so bright and clear!
Oh Wilderness how sweet the sound
My spirit soars today…….
You will hear me when the lone Wolf howls;
I won’t be far away!
@Bart Koehler/Johnny Sagebrush
“5 Little Birds and Their Lessons“ was taken from Dave’s talk at the Western Wilderness Conference in Berkeley in 2010. He dedicated the talk to Polly Dyer who was there.
“We all don’t have to be saints on this planet to do something for it. We don’t have to have our philosophy honed down to the nth degree. There’s room for inconsistency, but do something!” -Dave Foreman
Director of Digital Outreach (D.O.D.O.) for The Rewilding Institute
Host and Producer of the Rewilding Earth Podcast
Jack started Rewilding work as Executive Director of Sky Island Alliance in the mid-1990’s, organizing the Sky Island Wildlands Network design, ripping up illegal roads on forest service lands, installing wolf acclimatization pens on Ted Turner’s Ladder Ranch & conducting howling surveys to help make way for the final stage of the Lobo reintroduction program in the Southwest.
Through the years, Jack has worked with Dave Foreman and the Rewilding Gang to further Rewilding initiatives and education.