Ayana Young is a lover and protector of wild nature. She was studying Ecology at Columbia University when the Occupy Wall Street movement began and she co-created the Environmental Working Group to help orient the movement to the realities of a suffering planet. From there she moved West to her beloved Cascadian bioregion, starting an organic farm and wild foods cartel on an Oregon mountaintop. She is currently studying Restoration of Natural Systems in Victoria, BC, and creating an ecological research center and native species nursery in the Southern tip of the Cascadian bioregion. Ayana hosts For The Wild podcast (formerly Unlearn & Rewild) and teaches about empowered earth stewardship, leads biodiversity enhancement workshops and facilitates panels across North America.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO HUMANS & NATURE:
- Fight for Free and Wild Salmon Rivers: Interview with Chief Caleen Sisk
From Minding Nature’s Fall 2018, Volume 11, Number 3 issue.