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.
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Here’s a surfer with attitude! In this video, Rob Caughlan talks about his epic fight to protect the ocean for marine life – and for surfers. Rob was integral in the fight to force pulp mills in Northern California to stop polluting the ocean. After being threatened by high-powered attorneys, listen to what happened next.
Imagine a different view from San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge — one with a major freeway bisecting the Marin Headlands. Marty Griffin was not about to let that happen. Dr. Griffin tells his story about how he surreptitiously thwarted a plan to develop the pristine lands of the Marin Headlands.
Who is a champion of saving pristine lands? Henry Little, that’s who. Henry describes his role in the acquisition of the Shasta Big Springs Ranch, a Nature Conservancy project located near Mount Shasta in Northern California.
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.