Almost thirty years ago neighbors in the Sierra Nevada foothills began an experiment to co-manage federal forest lands interwoven through their community. They founded the Yuba Watershed Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to forest stewardship, and published Tree Rings, a spirited journal of personal observations, musings and art inspired by their place in the world: the Yuba River watershed in Northern California. This book contains a mix of compelling essays, poems, insightful drawings and photographs from the pages of Tree Rings. Here is an inspiring record of a rural community working to understand, restore, learn from—and live from—the natural world. “As fresh and pungent as if you had just engaged your senses for the first time,” says Peter Coyote.
232 pp, 120 illus, 2 maps; paperback $20.00