29 May '11, 12am
Striking a Balance: How we bond with the places we love. (via @OnEarthMag)
EYES ON THE WEST Johanna Wald has devoted her career to protecting wild places. Courtesy of NRDC More from OnEarth From the Mag : Hangin' in Camptown From the Mag : Get Your Power to Go community blog : Why Solar Power Is Key To Fiscal Responsibility More from NRDC Fact Sheet: Renewable Energy for America Johanna Wald's Blog: Interior Must Approve Permitting Process Cal Steger's Blog: Strong Support for Alternative Energy Across the Political Spectrum In the summer of 1965, Johanna Wald stood next to her husband at the foot of a 2,100-year-old giant sequoia, holding their infant daughter. They were visiting Yosemite National Park in California for the first time and were among the tourists gathered around the Wawona Tree, famous for the tunnel cut out of its trunk that allowed cars to pass through. Wald remembers overhearing an elderly woman standing nearby, telling a stor...