The Yuba Watershed Institute (YWI) is currently accepting submissions for the Summer 2019 edition of our journal Tree Rings.
The theme for this year’s journal is “Resilience.” Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties or to “spring back into shape.” From an ecological perspective, resilience can be defined as “the capacity of a social-ecological system to absorb or withstand perturbations and other stressors such that the system remains within the same regime, essentially maintaining its structure and functions.”
How can we create resilience in our lives, communities, and ecosystems, especially in light of climate change, and the increasing risk of catastrophic fire, drought, flooding, and other extreme events? How can we prepare for and adapt to the changes that we know are coming and, in some cases, are already here? What are the strategies, practices, and tools that can keep our communities safe, strong, and capable of bouncing back? And what can we learn from the tragic losses and courageous resilience of our neighbors in Butte County, who are recovering from the recent Camp Fire?
Please share your reflections, musings, and perspectives on this topic in the form of art, photographs, letters, notes, poems, and articles. We welcome informed viewpoints and personal narratives related to the topic of resilience from the personal to the ecological scale. We are also always happy to receive stories, art, and poetry related to natural history of the ‘Inimim Forest and living in harmony with this place.
Please limit articles and letters to 1,000 words or less.
Please email your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 17, 2019.
This edition will be edited by Cynthia King, with help from Corinne Munger and Chris Friedel. Please contact Cynthia with any questions at email@example.com.