Lloyd G. Carter, a former UPI and Fresno journalist, broke the 1982 news story about the selenium poisoning at the Kesterson National Wildlife Refuge in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley in Central California.  Lloyd divides his career as pre-Kesterson and post-Kesterson because of the impact this issue has had on his life's work. His story, told in biblical terms, enlightens all of us about the selenium soil contamination in this important agricultural area of the Central Valley. Lloyd's story is about politics, soils, drainage and what the future holds for California agriculture, water, and wildlife in the San Joaquin Valley.

What are we missing? Susie O'Keeffe, a Research Associate and Adjunct at the College of the Atlantic, explains how our sense of separation from the natural world is a delusion that can be transcended through prolonged contact with the natural world. Susie shares her exploration of how human consciousness is broadened and transformed when we take the time to be outdoors, be quiet, and join the natural world as member rather than master. She discusses her conviction that the long-term protection of wilderness, and the creation of healthy individuals and sustainable cultures, depends on helping young people develop this deeper level of awareness.

Would you like to learn a lesson from the forest? Professor Joan Maloof, founder of the Old Growth Forest Network explains how she has taken science out of the classroom to use it for positive change in the world.

Bern Shanks talks about his early experience as a federal employee in the Grand Teton National Park, and what he found that changed his life.