Michael Dombeck is well known for his dedication to responsible stewardship of America's public lands. He has served as Acting Director of the Bureau of Land Management and as the Chief of the U.S. Forest Service.  He is also an educator and scientist. He is a University of Wisconsin (UW) Fellow and a retired Professor of Global Conservation at UW.  In this video conversation with Huey Johnson, Mr. Dombeck discusses his professional accomplishments with the Roadless Rule and why this Rule was so important in managing public lands for future generations.

Ed Ueber, a former sanctuary manager (Gulf of the Farallones, Cordell Bank) with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has been integral to ocean management and policy since the 1970s. He has worked successfully with fisherman, political figures, and shipping interests to protect ocean life. Ed shares his wisdom about the ocean, our relationship to it, and how we successfully can work with people who disagree with us.

Steve McCormick served as president of the Nature Conservancy and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, both nonprofit organizations deeply involved in land conservation. Steve shares his views and experiences regarding land conservation, environmental ethics, and wilderness in this short video.

What is going on when robins fall out of the sky and die? This pressing question is asked by a young daughter to her father. It is also the first step in the journey that led Riki Ott to her passion in life. Riki later became a marine biologist and toxicologist and was one of the first to respond to the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound Alaska. Another video in this series describes the disaster [Moving Ideas Into Action] - watch as Part II to this story.  Here is a quick link: http://theforcesofnature.com/movies/riki-ott/  

Huey Johnson, Founder of the nonprofit Resource Renewal Institute recalls some personal experiences that explain his passion for water. Huey continues to focus on water issues with his New California Water Atlas, an open data resource that is free to all. You can access the Water Atlas at: http: http://ca.statewater.org.  He is also working on a project that will protect the basis of the ocean food chain - forage fish - while providing a clean and renewable source of protein that a hungry world demands. Have you considered supporting Huey's work with a donation to the Resource Renewal Institute?

What is corporate responsibility? Why is it important? Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, Inc shares his story about how a young French Canadian boy, an avid outdoorsman, became a mountain climber, a blacksmith, and the founder of Patagonia, Inc. Yvon co-created the program, 1% for the Planet as a payment for the use of resources in his clothing. Hear the story of Patagonia's success and the philosophy of the man who built the company.