Huey Johnson and Stewart Brand reminisce about some early innovations by Stewart including the Whole Earth Catalog and the California Water Atlas. Stewart Brand, a creative environmentalist and founder of several nonprofits was also involved with the creation of the amazing California Water Atlas. Huey and Stewart collaborated on many environmental projects. They discuss some early times at the nonprofit Point Foundation, the 1972 Stockholm UN Conference on the Human Environment, Huey’s appointment in the Jerry Brown administration as the California Secretary of Resources, and his current passion: revival and restoration of the endangered Black Footed Ferret.
As a businessman, Mike Fremont talks about how he has improved the water quality of rivers by selling local governments on the simple economic values of rivers.
Imagine the Los Angeles region without open spaces such as the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Topanga State Park or the Marvin Braude Mullholland Gateway Park. Joe Edmiston’s Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy has preserved over 69,000 acres of open space since 1980.