Tag: Environment

Heating Up: California Spotted Owls and Wildfire

Can large wildfire benefit spotted owls and other imperiled wildlife? An emerging science brings all manner of surprises, and a few tough questions.

Water is Life

Alessandra Bergamin Briana Flin It is a Saturday evening in April and Celerina Chavez is making albondigas—Mexican meatball soup. In […]

Revisiting L.A.’s Floodpath: A Boom Interview with Jon Wilkman

Jon Wilkman Editor’s note: Over the past seven years, Boom has focused much of its attention on water in California. […]

What is a River in California?

Susannah Sayler Edward Morris What is a river? This is not a question we ask every day because it seems […]

Wendell Berry in California

Matthew D. Stewart “We ought to love our own states and our own home places better than any others. That […]

Illusions and Perversions in California’s History of Preservation

Nathan F. Sayre Laura Watt’s catchy title, The Paradox of Preservation,[1] doesn’t do her book proper justice. What she terms […]

Pokémon Go, an Unnatural History: Reflections on race, privilege, and access to augmented nature

Bryan B. Rasmussen Lately, I’ve put summers in the service of natural history, something I didn’t get much of as […]

Photography and Public Lands: Seeing Yosemite

A review of Nancy Robbins, A Sense of Yosemite, with essays by David Mas Masumoto. Yosemite National Park: Yosemite Conservancy, […]