About this siteAmy draws on years of conservation experience to inform her feature writing and commentary in a compelling combination of professional knowledge and personal passion.
Every fall for the past 12 years the historic town of Shepherdstown, West Virginia hosts the American Conservation Film Festival (ACFF) for four days. I’ve been involved with ACFF for eight or nine of those years (I honestly can’t remember when I started) as a member of the Board and now as a selector. That means I get to watch all the films submitted – the good, the bad and the “are you kidding?” and help choose which films to screen at the annual festival. It also means that, during Read more [...]
This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, a law that promised to preserve America’s largest wild places in an “untrammeled” state untouched by people. But back in 1964, no one anticipated the Anthropocene of the 21st century – a period in which humans affect every corner of the Earth. Today, global climate change and invasive species from foreign lands (and waters) are changing natural ecosystems in fundamental ways. Plants and animals adapted to particular temperatures Read more [...]