The Yuba Watershed Institute (YWI) is currently accepting submissions for the next edition of our journal Tree Rings. In particular we are seeking submissions of artwork.
Between the COVID-19 pandemic and another record-breaking fire season, 2020 was quite a year. How have these crises influenced your thinking about our local ecology? How has sheltering in place affected your connection to the land and to others in the community? At the end of another devastating fire season in California, including the nearby Jones and North Complex fires, the need for increased landscape resilience appears greater than ever. What specific tools can we use to improve our stewardship of the land, from the small homestead to the watershed scale, especially in light of climate change? Can we respond to these compounding crises in a way that increases our ecological and community resilience?
Please share your reflections, musings, and perspectives on these or other topics in the form of art, photographs, letters, notes, poems, and articles. We welcome informed viewpoints and personal narratives from the personal to the ecological scale. We are also happy to receive stories, art, and poetry related to the natural history of the ‘Inimim Forest and living in harmony with this place.
Please limit articles and letters to 1,000 words or fewer.
Please contact Cynthia King with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please email your submissions to email@example.com by March 1, 2021.