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The John Muir Newsletter, Winter 2006/2007, The John Muir Center For Environmental Studies Dec 2006

The John Muir Newsletter, Winter 2006/2007, The John Muir Center For Environmental Studies

John Muir Newsletters

The John Muir EWSLETTEB Two California Lions: John Muir & Luther Burbank by Roberta M. McDow, Stockton, CA I have long wanted to know you," John Muir wrote from his home in Martinez, California on January 6, 1910. "Strange how people so near are so long kept apart."1 His message accompanied a receipt dated December 29, 1909 for five dollars, about one hundred in today's currency, contributed to the Society for the Preservation of National Parks.2 A day later, Muir's letter arrived at its destination in Santa Rosa. The recipient was Luther Burbank. Burbank had lived in the area since 1875 when, as a young man of twenty-six, he left Massachusetts to join his brother Alfred.3 He thought his brother had settled on "the chosen spot of all this earth as far as Nature is concerned... ."4 Here he put down his roots and began his life's work in horticulture. Two decades earlier and less than forty miles away, John Strentzel had purchased land near Martinez where he grew a variety of fruit trees in search of the most suitable for the region. But all experimentation ceased when Strentzel's son-in-law, John Muir, became the manager of the Alhambra Valley property.5 Muir's goals were to provide for his family, finance his own scientific inquiries and have the time to pursue them. To him, plants were objects of beauty and love in the wild, but breeding them to produce more and better food was not his vocation. Yet Muir and Burbank had interests in common and in some ways their lives almost mirrored each other. Muir, born in Dunbar, Scotland on April 21, 1838, was about eleven years older than Burbank.6 The latter was born at Lancaster, Massachusetts on March 7, 1849, the same year the Muir family immigrated to America.7 Through his mother, Burbank was also of Scottish ancestry.8 Both men lived about seventy-seven years, Muir shy of that number by four months, Burbank over it by one.9 By 1910, Burbank had resided in Sonoma County for thirty-five years. Muir had lived in neighboring Contra Costa County for thirty. Both married relatively late in life: Muir to Louie Strentzel in 1880, when he was forty-two,10 Burbank to his first wife Helen Coleman in 1890 when he was forty-one.11 The formal education of both men ended before they received degrees. Muir studied at the University (continued on page 5) Page 1

NeWs & Notes. Muir Center Director Swagerty Follows Muir's Footsteps "Down under" From March 19 to April 29, Bill Swagerty followed John Muir's 1903-04 trek to New Zealand and Australia. Awarded a Fulbright Senior Specialist grant, Swagerty lectured at University of Waikato in Hamilton and at Victoria University, both on the North Island. Three of his talks focused on Muir: :Origins of John Muir's Environmentalism;" "John Muir's Life and Legacy;" and "John Muir in New Zealand." The trip began and ended in Auckland, New Zealand's largest city and a place Muir entered by steamer in January, 1904, returning after an extensive tour overland of both north and south islands by rail, stage, boat, and on foot. Bill Swagerty with the largest tree in New Zealand, the Kuari named "Tane Mahuta" meaning "God of the Forest." Muir did not see this tree, but was in the general area within the Waipoua Forest. Muir's purpose ...


Tb195: Element Concentrations In Maine Forest Vegetation And Soils, Chandra J. Mcgee, Ivan J. Fernandez, Stephen A. Norton, Constance S. Stubbs Dec 2006

Tb195: Element Concentrations In Maine Forest Vegetation And Soils, Chandra J. Mcgee, Ivan J. Fernandez, Stephen A. Norton, Constance S. Stubbs

Technical Bulletins

Bioaccumulation of trace metals in plant tissues can present a health risk to wildlife, and potentially to humans. The Passamaquoddy Tribe in Maine was concerned about health risks of cadmium (Cd) because of a health advisory for moose liver and kidney consumption due to high Cd levels. In addition to Cd, this study evaluated concentrations of aluminum (Al), calcium (Ca), copper (Cu), iron (Fe), potassium (K), magnesium (Mg), manganese (Mn), nickel (Ni), phosphorus (P), lead (Pb), and zinc (Zn) in four common terrestrial moose-browse species, associated forest soils, and two species of aquatic vegetation on Passamaquoddy tribal land in eastern ...


A Lake Restoration Plan For Furman Lake, Lake Restoration Task Force, Wade Worthen, Wes Dripps Oct 2006

A Lake Restoration Plan For Furman Lake, Lake Restoration Task Force, Wade Worthen, Wes Dripps

Furman Lake Restoration Book Gallery

A twelve page document submitted by The Lake Restoration Task Force. The document lists the members of the task force, gives an overview of the project, the current status at the time of submission, lays out a new vision for the lake, and a plan to improve the environmental integrity of the lake watershed, plus design elements to create a multi-purpose facility. It concludes with a section on the lake as pedagogy and recommendations for moving forward with the master plan.


Halloween Horror Tales, October 2006, Ithaca College, Office Of Energy Management And Sustainability Oct 2006

Halloween Horror Tales, October 2006, Ithaca College, Office Of Energy Management And Sustainability

Eco Rep Installment

The theme of this issue is Halloween.


Are You Down With Occ?! Yeah, You Know Me! October 2006, Ithaca College, Office Of Energy Management And Sustainability Oct 2006

Are You Down With Occ?! Yeah, You Know Me! October 2006, Ithaca College, Office Of Energy Management And Sustainability

Eco Rep Installment

The theme of this issue is corrugated cardboard.


Leopold Letter Fall 2006, Leopold Center For Sustainable Agriculture Oct 2006

Leopold Letter Fall 2006, Leopold Center For Sustainable Agriculture

Leopold Letter

Major grant continues Value Chain Partnerships project ; Stockpiling shows potentia for developing heifers ; Director column: What role in renewable energy debate? ; Kirschenmann column: Managing with less energy ; Project studies next generation of biorenewables ; Few dollars go to research for midsize farms ; local ownership boosts ethanol plant benefits on local economies ; A conversation with the Rosmanns, 2006 Spencer Award winners ; Workshop explores grazing as a land management tool for prairies ; New web-based tool targets Gulf Dead Zone


The Planet, 2006, Fall, Shawn C. Query, Huxley College Of The Environment, Western Washington University Oct 2006

The Planet, 2006, Fall, Shawn C. Query, Huxley College Of The Environment, Western Washington University

The Planet

No abstract provided.


Virginia Wetlands Report Vol. 21, No. 2, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science, Center For Coastal Resources Management Oct 2006

Virginia Wetlands Report Vol. 21, No. 2, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science, Center For Coastal Resources Management

Virginia Wetlands Reports

Tools of the Tidal Shoreline Management Trade


Waterfowl Management Plan, Lake Restoration Task Force, Wade Worthen, Wes Dripps Sep 2006

Waterfowl Management Plan, Lake Restoration Task Force, Wade Worthen, Wes Dripps

Furman Lake Restoration Book Gallery

A six page document submitted by The Lake Restoration Task Force. The document lists the members of the task force, gives an overview of waterfowl overpopulation at the Furman Lake, goals for the future, and the strategy to solve this problem. The document provides a specific implementation plan and concludes with an assessment of the plan.


Full Loads, A Beautiful Thing, September 2006, Ithaca College, Office Of Energy Management And Sustainability Sep 2006

Full Loads, A Beautiful Thing, September 2006, Ithaca College, Office Of Energy Management And Sustainability

Eco Rep Installment

The theme of this issue is Laundry.


The John Muir Newsletter, Fall 2006, The John Muir Center For Environmental Studies Aug 2006

The John Muir Newsletter, Fall 2006, The John Muir Center For Environmental Studies

John Muir Newsletters

The John Muir pr/- FEB UNlVfeHSnY 0F THE PACIFIC, STOCKTON, CA VOLUME 16, NC1MBKX 4 Fall 2006 John Muir's World Tour (part IV) Introduction by W. R. Swagerty Director, John Muir Center Edited by John Hurley and W.R. Swagerty In Part IV of John Muir's unpublished World Tour, we follow Muir from Egypt to Ceylon (Sri Lanke) to Australia. Notebook "# 51" begins with a description of Suez as a "queer old town" followed by praise for the oasis-environment that produces so many palms and bananas. Much of the notebook focuses on Muir's touring of the Pyramids ...


The Land Is In Your Hands : A Practical Guide For Owners Of Small Rural Landholdings In Western Australia, Department Of Agriculture And Food, Wa Jul 2006

The Land Is In Your Hands : A Practical Guide For Owners Of Small Rural Landholdings In Western Australia, Department Of Agriculture And Food, Wa

Bulletins 4000 -

This Bulletin discusses various aspects of managing a small farm or property in Western Australia, including soil and land care, vegetation and plant control on farm holdings, water resource management, biosecurity, plant, animal and insect pest control and livestock management.


Leopold Letter Summer 2006, Leopold Center For Sustainable Agriculture Jul 2006

Leopold Letter Summer 2006, Leopold Center For Sustainable Agriculture

Leopold Letter

2006 Spencer Award goes to Rosmann family ; Field peas, pigs make good combination ; Director column: How do partnerships relate to our mission? ; Kirschenmann column: Agriculture needs a new ethic ; Does five-a-day pay for Iowans? ; Finding the right fit, support for ag entrepreneurs ; Four-year rotations offer promise at bottom line ; Projects involve students for education, outreach ; New report summarizes work on 21 projects


Water Quality Monitoring In The Yellow River Watershed 2005, R. J. Langel, M. M. Kilgore Jun 2006

Water Quality Monitoring In The Yellow River Watershed 2005, R. J. Langel, M. M. Kilgore

Technical Information Series

No abstract provided.


Off-Stream Water, Shade And Nutritional Supplementation To Modify Animal Behavior, James R. Russell, Matthew M. Haan, Daryl R. Strohbehn Jun 2006

Off-Stream Water, Shade And Nutritional Supplementation To Modify Animal Behavior, James R. Russell, Matthew M. Haan, Daryl R. Strohbehn

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Another way to manage pasture water for positive water quality is to modify animal behavior. Find out about providing off-stream water, shade, and nutritional supplementation.


Walnut Creek Watershed Restoration And Water Quality Monitoring Project : Final Report, Kyle E. Schilling, T. Hubbard, J. Luzier, J. Spooner Apr 2006

Walnut Creek Watershed Restoration And Water Quality Monitoring Project : Final Report, Kyle E. Schilling, T. Hubbard, J. Luzier, J. Spooner

Technical Information Series

No abstract provided.


The John Muir Newsletter, Spring/Summer 2006, The John Muir Center For Environmental Studies Apr 2006

The John Muir Newsletter, Spring/Summer 2006, The John Muir Center For Environmental Studies

John Muir Newsletters

John Muir's World Tour (part III) Introduction by W. R. Swagerty Director, John Muir Center In this issue, we resume John Muir's unpublished notebooks from his World Tour, 1903-1904. This double issue covers the dates August 18 through November 2, 1903, all recorded in notebook number fifty of the John Muir Papers at University of the Pacific. The transcription by Pulizer-prize winner and Muir-biographer Linnie Marsh Wolfe (1881-1945) is part of her papers, also at Pacific in Holt-Atherton Special Collections, a subset of.. ' the Muir Papers. The Wolfe Papers are described thus in the on-line catalog to Holt-Atherton ...


Leopold Letter Spring 2006, Leopold Center For Sustainable Agriculture Apr 2006

Leopold Letter Spring 2006, Leopold Center For Sustainable Agriculture

Leopold Letter

Leopold Center funds 30 new projects for 2006 ; Research confirms link between extended crop rotations, soil quality ; Director column: What are your top priorities? ; Kirschenmann column: Aldo Leopold and 21st Century agriculture ; Burlington forum explores Leopold's Iowa roots ; Southwest Iowa Entrepreneurial Center ; New generation' producer finds new markets ; Advice from distributors: Tell us your story ; Workshop targets niche beef market opportunities ; ISU researchers advice Chinese hoop project ; Team completes external review of Leopold Center programs


The Planet, 2006, Spring, Sarah M. Kuck, Huxley College Of The Environment, Western Washington University Apr 2006

The Planet, 2006, Spring, Sarah M. Kuck, Huxley College Of The Environment, Western Washington University

The Planet

No abstract provided.


Virginia Wetlands Report Vol. 21, No. 1, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science, Center For Coastal Resources Management Mar 2006

Virginia Wetlands Report Vol. 21, No. 1, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science, Center For Coastal Resources Management

Virginia Wetlands Reports

Integrated Coastal & Shoreline Management Guidance


The Abundance Of Different Dragonfly Species At Furman Lake - 2006, Wade Worthen Jan 2006

The Abundance Of Different Dragonfly Species At Furman Lake - 2006, Wade Worthen

Furman Lake Restoration Book Gallery

A line graph showing the abundance of fifteen different species of dragonflies spotted over a five month period at Furman Lake in 2006.


Show Your Love For The Earth This Valentines Day, January 2006, Ithaca College, Office Of Energy Management And Sustainability Jan 2006

Show Your Love For The Earth This Valentines Day, January 2006, Ithaca College, Office Of Energy Management And Sustainability

Eco Rep Installment

The theme of this issue is Valentines Day.


Water Rights In Wilderness: The Influence Of Reserved Rights Language On Protection Of Wilderness Water In Arizona And Colorado, Kathryn M. Mutz, David Bower, Katie Stone, Melissa Boness, Alexis Kazan Nelson, Kathryn Bostwick, Katie Umekubo, Eric Potyondy, Rebecca Mehring, Carol Hoskins, Meredith Roberts, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center Jan 2006

Water Rights In Wilderness: The Influence Of Reserved Rights Language On Protection Of Wilderness Water In Arizona And Colorado, Kathryn M. Mutz, David Bower, Katie Stone, Melissa Boness, Alexis Kazan Nelson, Kathryn Bostwick, Katie Umekubo, Eric Potyondy, Rebecca Mehring, Carol Hoskins, Meredith Roberts, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center

Books, Reports, and Studies

1 v. (various pagings) : ill. (some color), color maps ; 29 cm

Executive summary -- Introduction -- Background and scope -- Compilation and analysis of water rights data -- Protection of wilderness water : federal agency response to statutory language -- Final observations -- Appendix A. Legislative history of Arizona and Colorado wilderness legislation -- Appendix B. State water law : Arizona and Colorado -- Appendix C. Study methods -- Appendix D. Agency policies.


Collective Impact, Winter 2006, Ithaca College Jan 2006

Collective Impact, Winter 2006, Ithaca College

Collective Impacts

Quarterly newsletter reporting on Ithaca College campus sustainability. Newsletter topics include:

  • Take Credit for Making a Difference

  • IC Students Foster a Sustainable Community

  • That’s So Yesterday’s News!

  • 100% Recycled-content Letterhead Introduced

  • Read All About It

  • Get ready... Get “Set Points”...Go!

  • TRANSform-ers taking over the campus

  • ICare, so I...


Hydrogeology Of Pre-Illinoian Till At The I380 Rest Stop Site, Linn County, Iowa, Keith E. Schilling, Stephanie Tassier-Surine Jan 2006

Hydrogeology Of Pre-Illinoian Till At The I380 Rest Stop Site, Linn County, Iowa, Keith E. Schilling, Stephanie Tassier-Surine

Technical Information Series

No abstract provided.


Leopold Letter Winter 2006, Leopold Center For Sustainable Agriculture Jan 2006

Leopold Letter Winter 2006, Leopold Center For Sustainable Agriculture

Leopold Letter

DeWitt to lead Leopold Center three more years ; Cover crops in the Corn Belt: Survey finds underused potential as conservation tool ; Director column: How would you frame the priority issues for the Leopold Center? ; Kirschenmann column: It's all about market power, stupid ; Leopold Center coordinates statewide project ; Web-based tool expands use for biomass crops ; Northeast Iowa group hopes to build stronger food economy ; Practical Farmers of Iowa toasts Leopold Center ; Food miles become media metaphor


The Planet, 2006, Winter, Sarah M. Kuck, Huxley College Of The Environment, Western Washington University Jan 2006

The Planet, 2006, Winter, Sarah M. Kuck, Huxley College Of The Environment, Western Washington University

The Planet

No abstract provided.


Leopold Center For Sustainable Agriculture, 2005–2006 Annual Report, Leopold Center For Sustainable Agriculture Jan 2006

Leopold Center For Sustainable Agriculture, 2005–2006 Annual Report, Leopold Center For Sustainable Agriculture

Leopold Center Annual Reports

No abstract provided.