Why I Love Backpacking by Jill Katz This poem reminds us all of the triumph and challenges of backpacking, and why it's the most incredible adventure one can have!

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

When I discovered that over 200 parks exist in Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County, I was astonished, and after two years here I still find it incredible just how much there is to explore. I’m lucky enough to work at the Parks Foundation, where my lunch break consists of a...

I have a prescription for you. No copays. Unlimited refills. And, it may be one of the best health decisions you ever make. 

Rx: Go outside—whenever possible.
 

You may have heard a lot of buzz lately about the health benefits of nature—and for good reason! Spending time...

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Wildfire season is upon us. Fires are already burning down western Washington, and the fires in California last year were the deadliest and most destructive in the state’s recorded history. Last year’s Camp Fire was declared a national emergency near the end of 2018. I...

Moving across the country from Western New York, the land of lake-effect snow, to Western Nevada, the land of mountains and deserts, introduced countless new outdoor spaces for me to research and explore. Even though I was excited by the prospect of new trails and open...

For the better part of the last decade, the primary focus of my curiosity has been the lives and diversity of North American birds. This fascination has brought me to the corners of the continent and just beyond, but only for summer jobs or brief trips in the winter. E...

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