Land of green sage and blueberry skies

Land of green sage and blueberry skies

Land of green sage and blueberry skies I have loved you in every season From blizzards to heat waves Watching your lizards in the sun sage-grouse dancing in your folds Pronghorn stepping gently across your skin Cougar tracks high on your mountainsides Newly hatched...
16 Months of Protect Thacker Pass

16 Months of Protect Thacker Pass

Tomorrow marks 16 months since I set up camp to Protect Thacker Pass with my friend Will Falk, the only man crazy enough to join me on a mile-high mountainside in the dead of winter to protect a wild and beautiful land from an open-pit lithium mine. Since then,...
What is a mountain lion without her mountain?

What is a mountain lion without her mountain?

Today, I climbed a mountain above Thacker Pass, and found fresh mountain lion tracks. The snow was packed in icy slabs at 7,000 feet, and as I tracked the cat I saw where she had slipped, spread her paws wide, and extended her claws to grip the ice. Cats don’t...
The Watersheds of Thacker Pass

The Watersheds of Thacker Pass

The Thacker Pass lithium mine will use millions of gallons of water each and every day, draining water from one of the most arid regions of the United States. We are working to prevent this mine, and the harms to the watershed this mine will cause, harms to the ground...