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12-3-18. The Institute is seeking 1 or 2 new interns as part of the Women in Conservation Program. View the position description here.

11/17/18. Our first workshop under the new Women in Conservation Program is called Women Making Waves for Nature and will be held December 13th on Bonaire. Representatives from most of the local conservation non-governmental organizations will be attending and we are very excited to work with these dedicated conservationists.

5/27/18. We are both sad and happy to announce the retirement of DeeAnn Clarkson. Sad for us. Happy for her. DeeAnn gave us ten years of the pleasure of her company, dedication and creative work. We will miss her sorely but wish her all the best in her next endeavors and travels. And... drum roll please, we are welcoming DeeAnn's replacement with open arms. Ralph Pastor will start work on June 1.

3/31/18. The Institute's work with beaver as a stream restoration and climate change adaptation tool, along with Executive Director Cathryn Wild and collaborator Jon Griggs, general manager of the Maggie Creek Ranch, were featured in Leaf Litter. Read the article here.

3/16/18. Outsider Corps is going on vacation for a couple months during the "slack"season in Ketchum.

3/12/18. Seventh Generation Institute was profiled by Karen Bossick of Eye on Sun Valley. Read the article here. Thank you Karen!

2/28/18. Information on the March presentation of Outsider Corps is up!  The March presentation will be at a new location - the visitor center of the Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 4 miles south of Ketchum. Come out and see the Wood River Valley's very own Goat Man, Nappy Neaman.11

  Nappy Neaman and anonymous friend. Photo courtesy of Susan Giannettino, Eye on Sun Valley

Nappy Neaman and anonymous friend. Photo courtesy of Susan Giannettino, Eye on Sun Valley

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2/6/18.  Information on the February presentation at Outsider Corps is up!

  Larry Barnes will present Feb 15th

Larry Barnes will present Feb 15th

1/13/2018. Seventh Generation Institute is seeking an Outreach and Events Coordinator. See the full position description and application instructions here.

1/12/2018. A tardy wish for a happy 2018 to everyone. Thank you to those who attended the January 2018 Outsider Corps presentation at Whiskey Jacques. Titled "In Search of Haypiles and Answers: Climate Change, Pikas and Politics" this program described the Institute's work monitoring climate and pikas in the southern Rockies, as well much of the behind-the-scenes workings of research and politics that underlie petitions to list species as endangered or threatened.

12/20/17. Thank you to the volunteers who helped get out our year end newsletter. We hope everyone is enjoying it.

11/27/17.  The December program of Outsider Corps is on the way. "Boats, Bikes and the Big Blackwater: Exploring Georgia."  Paddle through Okefenokee swamp (the Big Blackwater). Cruise on the deserted beaches of Cumberland island. There may be guest appearances.

  Discussion panelists at the Quivira Coalition screening of the film "Rethinking Beaver: Old Nuisance or New Partner?" answering questions from the audience. Left to right: Michael Bain of the Twin Willows Ranch, New Mexico, James Rogers of the Winecup-Gamble Ranch, Nevada, and Terry Mitchell of the Tequesquite Ranch, New Mexico.    Photo courtesy of Tanner Mitchell

Discussion panelists at the Quivira Coalition screening of the film "Rethinking Beaver: Old Nuisance or New Partner?" answering questions from the audience. Left to right: Michael Bain of the Twin Willows Ranch, New Mexico, James Rogers of the Winecup-Gamble Ranch, Nevada, and Terry Mitchell of the Tequesquite Ranch, New Mexico.

Photo courtesy of Tanner Mitchell

11/24/17. 125 people attended the screening of the film "Rethinking Beaver: old nuisance or new partner?" and asked great questions of our panelists, Michael Bain, Julia Davis, Terry Mitchell, and James Rogers. Thank you to our panelists and to the Quivira Coalition staff. We met a lot of wonderful people at the conference.

For more information on the film Rethinking Beaver: Old Nuisance or New Partner?  click here.

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10/25/17.  The film screening Rethinking Beaver: old nuisance or new partner?" will be open and free to the public. Catch it in Albuquerque, at the Embassy Suites at 7:30 pm on Nov 16th. This is part of the Quivira Coalition Conference.

10/22/17.  The Institute is launching its first local project in Idaho - Nurture the Natives. We are very excited to be working with the Idaho BLM and the Sawtooth National Forest on this project - with more local partners to come. Outsider Corps volunteers will also have plenty of chances to be involved.

10/12/17. Thank you to Whiskey Jacques for being the first sponsor of the Outsider Corps.

Date, time and location for the Outsider Corps is on the calendar - in ink.  2nd Weds of the month, 5:30 PM, upstairs at Whiskey Jacques (for non-locals, that on Main Street Ketchum).

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10/5/17. We are excited to announce that the film Rethinking Beaver: old nuisance or new partner? will be shown at the Quivira Coalition Conference at 7:30 pm on November 16, 2017, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. If you are a rancher looking for more info on beaver, come hear the pros and cons, straight from other ranchers, at this event.  More news on this event coming soon.

9/21/17. In Idaho, the Institute has launched a new program called Outsider Corps that will share personal stories of outdoor travel, adventure and volunteer nature projects far and wide. All designed to inspire you - and inspire giving back to nature - from local to global. 

We are still firming up a location. Stay tuned. Meanwhile you can sign up for email updates here.

2/1/17- 2/5/17. Staff members Bill Morris and Cathryn Wild attended the Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko Nevada, where the film "Rethinking Beaver: old nuisance or new partner?" was shown four times at the Maggie Creek Ranch (where parts of the film were shot) and at the Northeastern Nevada Museum as part of our outreach to ranchers on the topic of beaver as a stream restoration tool. Our thanks again to the Searle family and Jon Griggs for their support of this film and the great times we shared. Yes, we managed to have a little fun at the Gathering too...

  The Flying Armadillos at the 2017 Cowboy Poetry Gathering

The Flying Armadillos at the 2017 Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Dec 2016. The Commission on Ecosystem Management of the IUCN has covered the workshops from the Institute in their newsletter which goes out to conservation professionals around the world.

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11/15/16.  Kind of humongous news... the Institute is formally "establishing a presence" (since we don't maintain offices) in a second state, Idaho. Holy smokes we are excited to grow and to work in this great place.

  Bullwinkle is everywhere in Idaho

Bullwinkle is everywhere in Idaho

11/2-3/16.  Staff members Cathryn Wild and Bill Morris attended the beaver restoration workshop and science exchange in Boise, where Cathryn presented on working on private lands and with private land owners around the West. The workshop/science exchange was hosted by the USGS and US Fish and Wildlife Service and focused on restoring western streams by reintroducing beaver or beaver-related processes, especially in semi-arid areas.

  Private lands are important everywhere in the West for conservation and so many other things.

Private lands are important everywhere in the West for conservation and so many other things.

Fall 2016. Institute staff Cathryn Wild and Bill Morris were on the road most of the fall season traveling around the West to show the film "Rethinking Beaver: old nuisance or new partner?" Why did we travel? Couldn't we just put the film on YouTube? Well, we wanted to bring the film straight to ranchers and other land managers, make it easy to see, ask questions, raise all kinds of ideas, discuss problems and share experiences. When you are dealing about a complex topic like beaver restoration, nothing better than person-to-person communication.

  Lander WY. Screening co-hosted by John Coffman of the Nature Conservancy.

Lander WY. Screening co-hosted by John Coffman of the Nature Conservancy.

  Angel Fire NM. Screening co-hosted by the Cimarron Watershed Alliance. Special thanks to Julia Stafford Davis of the CS Ranch, Gus Holm of the Vermejo Park Ranch, and Tim Herfel, all around make-the-community-better-guy.

Angel Fire NM. Screening co-hosted by the Cimarron Watershed Alliance. Special thanks to Julia Stafford Davis of the CS Ranch, Gus Holm of the Vermejo Park Ranch, and Tim Herfel, all around make-the-community-better-guy.