The Arizona fires are claiming lives, plant and animal. If you want to help, plant trees. If you don't have room on your property, call the Forest Service and see if there's any kind of program of tree-planting to which you could volunteer in some way.
The other way to help is conserve water. Turn off the tap instead of letting the water run. Get a low-flush toilet. Replace your water-guzzling lawn with xeriscape flowers and other plants–they're beautiful, and you'll love spending time working with them, rather than mowing once a week!
Water is an issue that will soon consume our attention, as the population increases and the demand for food and living-space increases correspondingly. Learn now to conserve, while it is not a hardship, and you'll be ahead
Seems clear to me - if we don't learn to love our home, we're going to lose it—or at least access to it, as IT will most likely survive us, if not entirely intact. So the primary goal of this website is to engender curiosity about something in nature—anything, whether it's an amoeba or the oceans. Whatever does it for you —get active, if you can, or get interested and support, if you're like me and are not able or inclined to tromp around in the woods.
I am an artist and writer, living off grid, in a strawbale house on the high mesa near Taos, New Mexico. I have four cats, and live amongst a variety of wildlife including, but not limited to: coyote, pronghorn antelope, elk, endless bunnies and jackrabbits (and myriad other rodents), ravens, mountain bluebirds, rattlesnakes, and tarantula.
The cats stay in, everything else stays out.