Last Stand: The New Book On Ted Turner The Bison Baron, Wolf Warrior and Eco-Capitalist Stirring Buzz In Pacific Northwest


For Immediate Release   Contact:  Laurie Kenney, Senior Publicist, lkenney@rowman.com or 203-458-4555   Last Stand: The New Book On Ted Turner The Bison Baron, Wolf  Warrior and Eco-Capitalist Stirring Buzz In Pacific Northwest   How can the Pacific Northwest be “rewilded”?  What does eco-capitalism really look like on the ground?  What does it mean to be … Continue reading Last Stand: The New Book On Ted Turner The Bison Baron, Wolf Warrior and Eco-Capitalist Stirring Buzz In Pacific Northwest

Practicing for Two Talking Wolves


By Bob Ferris I had a short talk with Todd Wilkinson yesterday morning. These chats are becoming more frequent as our book and lecture tour becomes more real and concrete.  We talk logistics but we also talk current events and philosophies.  On some level we are like musicians trading guitar licks in preparation for a … Continue reading Practicing for Two Talking Wolves

Two Talking Wolves, Conservation and Ted Turner—conversations with Todd Wilkinson and Bob Ferris


We–Todd Wilkinson (at right) and Bob Ferris (at left below)–are in the planning stages for a speaking tour tentatively scheduled for a one or two-week period sometime between October 15th and November 15th in 2014 and covering the geography from San Francisco north to Vancouver, British Columbia.     Our reasons for doing this are many but … Continue reading Two Talking Wolves, Conservation and Ted Turner—conversations with Todd Wilkinson and Bob Ferris

Where’s the science? Fish and Wildlife Service must rewrite proposal to strip endangered species protections from gray wolves (an excerpt)


By Paul Paquet and Bob Ferris  Special to the Mercury News   Silicon Valley embraces science and loves innovation. Sadly, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has recently shown contempt for both when it comes to the recovery of gray wolves — particularly in the wilds of Northern California where a lone wolf recently visited for … Continue reading Where’s the science? Fish and Wildlife Service must rewrite proposal to strip endangered species protections from gray wolves (an excerpt)

The Angry Ocean Calls


By Bob Ferris   Acidic and angry, the ocean— father and mother of us all— Storms past amputee sea stars And oysters with half shells Bent not on revenge but   inevitable correction.     But our commercial tendrils  Continue to flail unaware And careless Whipping wildly cross the globe. While the waves build And … Continue reading The Angry Ocean Calls

Putting the Cap on Coal Trains?


  By Camilla Mortensen Eugene Weekly April 4, 2013   Bad news for coal is good news for clean energy advocates and conservationists: Not only has the Port of Coos Bay’s exclusive negotiating agreement with the last of the companies trying to export coal ended, a Eugene attorney has also filed a notice of intent … Continue reading Putting the Cap on Coal Trains?

Coal Train Slowing at Port?


Eugene Weekly by Camilla Mortensen March 14, 2013  The recent announcement that two foreign investors have pulled out of the International Port of Coos Bay’s coal export proposal doesn’t mean the coal train plans have been entirely derailed. The announcement leads to even more questions, says Bob Ferris, executive director of Cascadia Wildlands, one of … Continue reading Coal Train Slowing at Port?

Bob Ferris on the Radio in Coos Bay–of Timber, Coal, LNG, and Jobs


  Bob Ferris interview on the Mark McKelvey Show on July 10, 2012.  He and Mark talk about timber, coal, LNG and jobs in Coos Bay.  The 40-minute interview starts at about minute 11 and can be heard by clicking here.                

Elk Foundation Shucks Sound Science


Jackson Hole News and Guide guest opinion by Bob Ferris Actions and inactions always speak louder than words. So it is very telling that, in the two weeks or so since the Murie family released their eloquent letter urging the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to return to science and tone down their anti-wolf rhetoric, we … Continue reading Elk Foundation Shucks Sound Science

Elk Group Takes Hit from Muries, Others


July 25, 2012 Jackson Hole News and Guide by Todd Wilkinson By now, you may have heard about the flap between the Murie family and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.   Last week, foundation President David Allen said his organization was dropping Olaus J. Murie's name from one of its most coveted awards, an hon or … Continue reading Elk Group Takes Hit from Muries, Others