If more of us hunted, we might better appreciate the wild ecosystems we rely on, what it means to harvest a wild animal and share that food with friends and family. If more of us farmed, we might understand the value of top soil, perennials, water, pMontana
@meg_haywoodsullivan Yes, so good ole dirt under the fingers can help put where our food comes from in perspective ✨
@rachel.pohl So so so well said Charles!! We need more people to understand all of this 🙏
How can this damn mine be a good idea? Sitting back isn't an option. One of the worlds largest proposed open pit mines does not deserve a place in the heart of a watershed among the worlds last truly wild places. • We cannot stand by as a watershed tAlaska
@rachel.pohl I hope we can see salmon with our kids and their kids. This is so important, thank you for sharing Charles!!!
When polar bears started dying we started noticing. The arctic is lucky to have polar bears. If they didn't, all the obscure plants and animals imperiled by climate change would be even more obscure, out of sight, out of mind. • Polar bears have becoChurchill, Manitoba
@rachel.pohl Thank you for sharing this Charles!! It is very easy to feel hopeless. When we feel there’s no way to make a difference, we do nothing at all. Thanks for reminding us we CAN take a stand for animals and places that need our help ❤️❤️
What happens when we've destroyed the last wild salmon strongholds, when we look back on our actions and realize a damn mine was worth less than wild salmon? • Back in 2010, I had sticker on my car that read "No Pebble Mine". Even then, as a young ecAlaska
@twinclimbers Way to go 🤙
@twinclimbers @charles_post how about you? Let’s talk soon! 🤘
There's something to be said for putting most of your eggs in one basket. Before meeting @rachel.pohl , and shortly thereafter, asking her to marry me, the concept of marriage may have felt that way to a degree. What a huge leap in so many ways. ThouCalifornia
@jenhudak Beautiful words. There is such power in commitment!
@meg_haywoodsullivan Hopefully folks can learn from this, it’s a tough world for people to commit to each other through all the noise out there. You guys keep shining the light
My cabin was called Wilderness Lodge. It was my off the grid oasis situated at the confluence of the Northern California’s Eel River and Fox Creek where madrone and oak met ancient redwoods and riverbanks where river otters and ringtails hunted. BeinBanff, Alberta
@rachel.pohl Thank you for always tying adventures into conservation and education! Loved this day and love the way you think!!
@meg_haywoodsullivan EO, the legend of our time!
Still can’t believe I get to spend my life with @rachel.pohl , my courageous, strong, compassionate, nerdy, creative and brilliant wife who puts up with my ecology rants and wildlife observation marathons. • A few days after our wedding this past fallBanff, Alberta
@carolinevreeland This is amazing
@carolinevreeland @charles_post imagine me dog sledding
As we skied across the frozen lake, frenzied flocks of pine siskins and red crossbills passed by. Groups of ten or twenty would erupt from a conifer stand then drop from the sky to their newly proclaimed preferred branches like feathered bombs. TheCanadian Rocky Mountain Parks
@rachel.pohl Love your words and these days with you spent among mountains in the cold. Couldn’t be happier!!! ❤️❤️❤️
@rachel.pohl and I are staying in a little cabin at the edge of Emerald Lake tucked away in a hidden valley of Yoho National Park. • The past months have been filled with the highest of highs and lowest of lows. My amazing wife and best friend, @rachEmerald Lake Lodge
@rachel.pohl So happy to be here with you sweetheart!!! We definitely needed a break from couch/ work life!
@meg_haywoodsullivan What a slice of paradise
I remember watching those great wings flex beneath the biologists gloved hands. Oil black talons clasped tightly, firm and strong while those big yellow eyes - the ones that look more like small suns - stared right through each and everyone of us asMontana Raptor Conservation Center
@chowbend Well said! You’re like the poet laureate of ecology
@rachel.pohl @chowbend ooo I love that!!
I snapped this photo on the banks of Alberta’s Ram River in 2015, and turned a new leaf. I had spent the better part of the previous decade studying ecology at UC Berkeley and wild systems from Moab to Big Sur, Cape Cod to the Eastern Sierra. Ask meAlberta
@rachel.pohl We need more stewards like you Charles!! I love how much you love the Dipper- your passion towards protecting wildlife is infectious!
@meg_haywoodsullivan Dippers! Do you see a lot of them in Bozeman?