Laguna Wilderness Press

Laguna Wilderness Press A non-profit press dedicated to publishing books about the presence, preservation, and importance of wilderness environments. Founded in 2002 by environmentalists Ron Chilcote and Jerry Burchfield, Laguna Wilderness Press is a non-profit press dedicated to publishing books about the presence, preservation, and importance of wilderness environments.
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Established out of the founders’ concern for the preservation of the Laguna Wilderness in South Orange County, California, the press is especially interested in the protection and development of wilderness areas within or near urban centers. The press intends to play a role in redefining the term progress and help re-establish the connection between humanity and nature, as well as produce books that reassess the histories of specific environments by addressing misinformation and disinformation. Future volumes will also focus on the Laguna Wilderness as well as other important and endangered environmental regions. These volumes will provide detail on the effort to balance change and human need with wilderness preservation through the extensive use of photography, art projects, and public involvement programs. The books will include information on history and archeology, flora and fauna, and the impact of urban growth on nature.

Established out of the founders’ concern for the preservation of the Laguna Wilderness in South Orange County, California, the press is especially interested in the protection and development of wilderness areas within or near urban centers. The press intends to play a role in redefining the term progress and help re-establish the connection between humanity and nature, as well as produce books that reassess the histories of specific environments by addressing misinformation and disinformation. Future volumes will also focus on the Laguna Wilderness as well as other important and endangered environmental regions. These volumes will provide detail on the effort to balance change and human need with wilderness preservation through the extensive use of photography, art projects, and public involvement programs. The books will include information on history and archeology, flora and fauna, and the impact of urban growth on nature.

Mission: To accomplish its goal of increasing public awareness of wilderness issues, the press will publish an on-going series of books that feature beautiful and thoughtful photographs alongside provocative and perceptive text. Each book will focus on a specific environmental area while addressing such universal concerns as urban growth and preservation of natural resources.

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NEW BOOK! Our latest title "Homesteading and Ranching in the Upper Green River Valley" by Ann Chambers Noble and Jonita ...
01/25/2021

NEW BOOK! Our latest title "Homesteading and Ranching in the Upper Green River Valley" by Ann Chambers Noble and Jonita Sommers is now available for purchase. This outstanding book documents the history of the Upper Green River Valley with carefully researched historical photography combined with contemporary photography by photographers: Curtis S. Anderson, Arnie Brokling, Elizabeth Boehm, Ronald H. Chilcote, Rita Donham, Mark Gocke, Fred Pflughoft, David Rule and Isaac Spotts. Sponsored by Jackson Hole Land Trust. Get your copy here: https://lagunawildernesspress.com/product/homesteading-and-ranching-in-the-upper-green-river-valley/

Laguna Wilderness Press' newest children's book is now available at info@lagunawildernesspress.com!
12/04/2019

Laguna Wilderness Press' newest children's book is now available at [email protected]!

Laguna Wilderness Press' newest children's book is now available at info@lagunawildernesspress.com!
12/04/2019

Laguna Wilderness Press' newest children's book is now available at [email protected]!

Laguna Wilderness Press' newest children's book is now available at info@lagunawildernesspress.com!
12/04/2019

Laguna Wilderness Press' newest children's book is now available at [email protected]!

"Tribal leaders, fishermen and environmentalists from Alaska will testify before Congress on Wednesday in an effort to s...
11/12/2019
'We depend on the Tongass': Alaskans fight to save US’s largest national forest

"Tribal leaders, fishermen and environmentalists from Alaska will testify before Congress on Wednesday in an effort to save America’s biggest national forest – the latest battle against the Trump administration’s assault on environmental protections...The Tongass national forest, one of the world’s last intact temperate rainforests which plays a crucial role in fighting the climate crisis, is under threat of logging as Alaska seeks exemption from the Roadless Rule, which protects millions of acres of pristine forests across the US. The Tongass is considered the “crown jewel” of the national forest system, sequestering huge amounts of carbon dioxide to keep the greenhouse gas out of the atmosphere."

Tribal leaders to testify before Congress in battle against Trump administration’s assault on environmental protections

Fantastic news for sage grouse and conservation advocates!"A federal judge today blocked Trump administration plans allo...
11/04/2019
Court Blocks Trump Administration Plans to Strip Sage-grouse Protections | WildEarth Guardians

Fantastic news for sage grouse and conservation advocates!

"A federal judge today blocked Trump administration plans allowing expanded drilling, mining, livestock grazing and other destructive activities across 51 million acres of greater sage-grouse habitat in seven western states: Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, California and Oregon."

https://wildearthguardians.org/press-releases/court-blocks-trump-administration-plans-to-strip-sage-grouse-protections/

BOISE, Idaho— A federal judge today blocked Trump administration plans allowing expanded drilling, mining, livestock grazing and other destructive activities across 51 million...

08/28/2019
Fire in the Amazon

Fire in the Amazon

Unprecedented fires are ravaging the Amazon – more than 74,000 Brazil alone this year, an 84% increase over last year's count. Fires are also raging in Boliv...

Attention Wyoming residents: Noppadol Paothong, author of "Sage Grouse, Icon of the West," will be giving a free talk on...
05/20/2019

Attention Wyoming residents: Noppadol Paothong, author of "Sage Grouse, Icon of the West," will be giving a free talk on May 28 from 6-8 p.m. at the Teton Public Library (125 Virginian Ln, Jackson, Wyoming 83001)

Brazil cancels Latin American climate summit
05/14/2019
Brazil cancels Latin American climate summit

Brazil cancels Latin American climate summit

After backing out of hosting the 2019 UN climate summit, the Bolsonaro administration has changed its plan to hold a week-long event in Salvador

U.S. Considers Listing Giraffes as Endangered Species
05/05/2019
U.S. Considers Listing Giraffes as Endangered Species

U.S. Considers Listing Giraffes as Endangered Species

U.S. officials have announced that giraffes may qualify for protection under the Endangered Species Act following a lawsuit filed by conservation groups at the end of last year.

Soil Damage Is Accelerating Climate Change According To Report
04/30/2019
Soil Damage Is Accelerating Climate Change According To Report

Soil Damage Is Accelerating Climate Change According To Report

The fight against climate change will not succeed if the world does not allow the soil to recover from deforestation and farming. The degradation of soil around the world could release more carbon into the atmosphere, contributing to warming.

Please join Laguna Wilderness Press and the Laguna Beach Historical Society this Thursday for a public discussion celebr...
04/23/2019

Please join Laguna Wilderness Press and the Laguna Beach Historical Society this Thursday for a public discussion celebrating the Laguna Canyon project!

April 25, 2019, 7:30 PM
Suzie Q Community Center
380 3rd St, Laguna Beach, CA 9265

On Thursday, April 25 at 7:30PM (doors open at 7), the Laguna Beach Historical Society will host a program at the Susi Q Community Center in the Multipurpose Room:
"The Laguna Canyon Project: Refining Artivism".
All are welcome!

Someone Landed a Helicopter on the California Super Bloom
03/27/2019
Someone Landed a Helicopter on the California Super Bloom

Someone Landed a Helicopter on the California Super Bloom

“We never thought it would be explicitly necessary to state that it is illegal to land a helicopter in the middle of the fields and begin hiking off trail. We were wrong."

Where to find the super blooms in Southern California
03/24/2019
Where to find the super blooms in Southern California

Where to find the super blooms in Southern California

A vivid super bloom has splashed the hillsides of Southern California with color, thanks to a winter of record-setting rainfall. Large crowds trying to get a glimpse of the wildflowers have caused traffic jams. People seeking unique photos have damaged and trampled wildflowers, despite efforts by pa...

Researchers show best methods to help endangered woodpecker
03/19/2019
Researchers show best methods to help endangered woodpecker

Researchers show best methods to help endangered woodpecker

The best methods to help an endangered woodpecker in Alabama thrive are installation of artificial homes and controlled burning in forests, according to research from The University of Alabama.

Redfish
03/15/2019

Redfish

Hundreds of thousands of students around the world went on strike to demand action against climate change.

From Japan to France, Brazil to South Africa, young people are standing up to do whatever it takes to prevent global climate disaster. ✊

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Laguna Beach, CA
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About the Founders: Jerry Burchfield, an internationally known artist/photographer and the photography gallery director and professor of photography at Cypress College in Cypress, CA, passed away in the fall of 2009. He authored several books on photography and served as a contributor and editor to several art journals. Over the years, Burchfield curated some three hundred exhibitions of photography and had over 450 shows of his own work worldwide. The relationship between man and nature remained a major emphasis of his work for over twenty years with a concentration on the preservation of the Laguna Wilderness and the Amazon. Ron Chilcote is a professor of economics and political science at the University of California, Riverside. He is the author of a dozen books on comparative political economy and development, and is the managing editor of a bimonthly academic journal. Chilcote has devoted the past 15 years to building a portfolio and exhibiting his photographic images of wilderness environments in the Amazon and the Western United States, including the Laguna Wilderness and Wyoming. For the past thirty five years, he has been working with others towards the realization of the vision of Jim Dilley to establish and preserve the Laguna Greenbelt and Wilderness. Laguna Wilderness Press founder, Ron Chilcote, and Artist/Photographer Douglas Mcculloh currently serve as editors and co-directors of the press. Laguna Wilderness Press also relies upon its advisory editorial board for ideas and networking in promotion of its publications. The advisory board is a growing group of photographer-environmentalists and representatives from participating environmental organizations. Douglas McCulloh is a photographer, writer, and curator. His exhibition record includes Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing; Musée de l’Elysee, Lausanne; Musée Nicéphore Niépce, France; La Triennale di Milano, Italy; and Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City. McCulloh's fifth book is The Great Picture: Making the World’s Largest Photograph (with The Legacy Project collaborative). He is a three-time recipient of project support from the California Council for the Humanities and has curated fourteen exhibitions, including three for the California Museum of Photography. His most recent curatorial project focuses on international blind photographers and has traveled to museums in Moscow, Mexico City, Seoul, Denver, and Washington D.C.

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