Patterns In Nature : When people kill wild animals they now call it "harvesting"

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in Just Patterns | 7 comments

Patterns In Nature : When people kill wild animals they now call it "harvesting"

When we begin to see nature as mentor, gratitude tempers greed and the notion of ‘resources’ becomes obscene.” – Wes Jackson One of the key concerns that I have in my work regarding connections in Nature is the failure of many conservationists, conservation organizations, and government “resource managers” to understand that mankind cannot control or manipulate Nature. Without burdening you with a lot of technical jargon,  systems scientists have known for years that systems such as ecosystems are not predictable...

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Patterns In Nature : Battling Climate Change with Beaver Restoration

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Just Patterns | 4 comments

Patterns In Nature : Battling Climate Change with Beaver Restoration

Today I am privileged to present a guest post by one of  my dear readers, Dave . My association with Dave is what I would hope would happen with more of you. I have been richly rewarded by our dialog – both our email chats and video Skype. I urge you to visit Dave’s blog site “Habitat Chat“. Habitat restoration and beavers, the subject of this guest blog post, are two topics that fit very well within the credo of this blog. With that, here is Dave’s offering for us today.   ******* Do you spend time...

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Patterns In Nature : The impact of political corruption on Nature

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in Just Patterns | 0 comments

Patterns In Nature : The impact of political corruption on Nature

This essay is the sixth and final post in a series of blog posts on the subject of connections in Nature and how these connections relate to mankind’s existence on this planet. The material in this series is presented as follows: Nature’s Broken Links – Man’s Massive Impact On This Planet Resilience and Restoration – Restoring Nature’s Ecosystems Edges – Connections Between Ecosystems Ecological Corridors – Restoring Nature’s Wildlife Corridors Biosphere Reserves – Reconnecting...

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Patterns In Nature : Reconnecting Nature and People

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 in Just Patterns | 2 comments

Patterns In Nature : Reconnecting Nature and People

This post is the fifth in a series of blog posts on the subject of connections in Nature; how man is gradually destroying these vital connections that keep him alive; and possible ways to work with Nature to conserve these extremely important connections. The material in this series is presented as follows: Nature’s Broken Links – Man’s Massive Impact On This Planet Resilience and Restoration – Restoring Nature’s Ecosystems  Edges – Connections Between Ecosystems  Ecological Corridors – Restoring...

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Patterns In Nature: Reducing Roadkill By Design

Posted by on Jan 10, 2015 in Just Patterns | 6 comments

Patterns In Nature: Reducing Roadkill By Design

My previous blog post on Nature’s wildlife corridors proved to be a very popular subject. So, I have decided to share a recent article with you that provides a great example of what can be done to create new wildlife corridors when people work together to create connections between wildlife ecosystems. Orion Magazine published this article by Andrew D. Blechan entitled Right of Way  which I provide here in its entirety. Orion provides an informative video that accompanies this piece.     WHEN THE MONTANA Department of...

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Patterns In Nature : Restoring Nature’s Wildlife Corridors

Posted by on Dec 7, 2014 in Just Patterns | 3 comments

Patterns In Nature : Restoring Nature’s Wildlife Corridors

You might as well expect rivers to run backwards as any man born free to be contented penned up. –Chief Joseph This post is the fourth in a series of blog posts on the subject of connections in Nature; how man is gradually destroying these vital connections that keep him alive; and possible ways to work with Nature to conserve these extremely important connections. The material in this series is presented as follows: Nature’s Broken Links – Man’s Massive Impact On This Planet Resilience and Restoration – Restoring...

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Patterns In Nature : Protecting Connections Between Ecosystems

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in Just Patterns | 5 comments

Patterns In Nature : Protecting Connections Between Ecosystems

This post is the third in a series of blog posts on the subject of connections in Nature; how man is gradually destroying these vital connections that keep him alive; and possible ways to work with Nature to conserve these extremely important connections. The material in this series is presented as follows: Nature’s Broken Links – Man’s Massive Impact On This Planet Resilience and Restoration – Restoring Nature’s Ecosystems Edges – Connections Between Ecosystems Ecological Corridors – Restoring...

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Patterns In Nature : Restoring Her Ecosystems

Posted by on Nov 8, 2014 in Just Patterns | 8 comments

Patterns In Nature : Restoring Her Ecosystems

This post is the second in a series of blog posts on how man is gradually destroying Nature’s vital interconnections. The series explores possible ways that humanity can work with Nature to conserve these extremely important connections. The six blog posts in this series are: Nature’s Broken Links – Man’s Massive Impact On This Planet. A Strategy For Restoring Nature’s Ecosystems Edges – Connections Between Ecosystems Biosphere Reserves – Reconnecting Nature’s Land Masses Ecological Corridors...

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The Anthropocene – Nature’s Broken Links

Posted by on Oct 26, 2014 in Just Patterns | 9 comments

The Anthropocene – Nature’s Broken Links

“But down deep, at the molecular heart of life, the trees and we are essentially identical.” — Carl Sagan “Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else” — Leonardo Da Vinci Unless you live in the most remote and inhospitable reaches of this planet, I challenge you to find land or sea areas where there is no sign of mankind. Much is written about mankind’s huge impact negative on this planet. The term “Anthropocene” is the name for this current of time in our...

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Patterns In Nature: Animals Are Other Nations

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in Just Patterns | 0 comments

Patterns In Nature: Animals Are Other Nations

I am deeply moved by this quote from Henry Beston. For, with his words, he paints a metaphor about interrelationships within Nature and, in words far better than mine, he states the credo of this blog site . Please stop for a moment and allow Henry Beston’s words “transport you to a quiet place where the wind through the dune grass is the only sound that strikes your ear.“ “We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals. Remote from universal nature and living by complicated artifice, man in...

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