Sylvia Fallon's Blog
My interest in the natural world led me to study ecology and evolutionary biology, but after all my schooling I found myself confined to the laboratory studying the arguably inconsequential minutia of blood parasites in birds. Seeking to use my scientific background for something a little more relevant to the world, I was fortunate to be offered a position with NRDC working on endangered species issues. Having tried my hand with a biotech company, the National Park Service and even the Environmental Protection Agency, I have a special appreciation for the type of good work done here by my colleagues at NRDC.
- Roots in:
- I'm a westerner at heart having grown up both at the foot of the Colorado Rockies and in the central plains of Texas.
- Favorite place:
- Grand Canyon, sundown
- Why "environmentalism" matters:
- I believe, as Aldo Leopold best articulated, that our “community” includes not just people, but the soil, water, plants and animals around us - collectively “the land” that supports all life. "We abuse land because we see it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect." – Aldo Leopold.
Recent Blog Posts
- Lizards - the next canary in the global warming coal mine (May 14, 2010)
- Climate change endangers whitebark pine in western Canada (May 5, 2010)
- Greening the performing arts - Wolf Trap walks the walk and performs the talk (April 22, 2010)
- Copper - one more reason Pebble Mine threatens Bristol Bay's salmon (April 14, 2010)
- Poisons on public lands – a threat to predators, people and pets (April 1, 2010)
- Would you build Pebble Mine in heaven? (March 29, 2010)
- From Hellhole to the hill – some mixed news for bats (March 11, 2010)
- Idaho and Montana step up their efforts to reduce wolves (March 9, 2010)
- While the US Fish and Wildlife Service stalls, time is running out for whitebark pine (February 25, 2010)
- Hellhole Cave takes on a new meaning for endangered bats (February 24, 2010)
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