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Sunday, January 18, 2009

When overpopulation must move around open protected spaces

Long a fan of San Francisco Chronicle journalist Carl Nolte, I appreciated his feature this morning on San Francisco's all time high population and its need/desire to coexist with protected open spaces within the city limits. I thought you might be interested in this feature as well. If so, here is the link:

City packed with people still leaves room for natural areas

Considering geographical space in San Francisco has and always will be a precious commodity, I feel fortunate that every square inch of dirt has not been consumed by residential housing and commercial structures. If so, naturally beautiful spaces such as this setting in The Presidio would no longer exist.

Shadow Dance
The Presidio, San Francisco, California

Please support the protection of open natural spaces anyway you possibly can i.e. with your voice, opinion, debit card, day to day action, etc.

Note: The record for the largest man made park in the world perhaps should be given to the Presidio since every tree here was planted by the military.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Senate approves wilderness expansion in 9 states

Mission control, this blog is ready for takeoff.

As a landscape photographer, I cannot think of a more fitting article/act to set things in motion. My sincere hope is that you will support passage of this bill in the House both for the benefit of our generation and those to follow.

Wilderness Expansion Act

As the story reads, state preservation will help protect open beautiful spaces touching both coasts, including quadrants very close to the following popular photographic destinations.

Close Enough To Whisper
Joshua Tree National Park, California

Ivory Song
Sequoia National Park, California

Moving in a million different directions these days , I'll make every attempt to tighten the wheel and deliver relevant content.

Be well,

Michael