John Davis (WP)

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John Davis, Wild Earth founding editor. He is presently serves as conservation director for the Adirondack Council, a non-profit group dedicated to protecting the ecological integrity and wild character of northern New York’s six million acre Adirondack Park.

"John Davis has been active in the wilderness and wildlife protection movement since college, two decades ago. For most of that period, he has worked closely with Dave Foreman. John served as editor of the Earth First! Journal from 1986 to 1989. In 1990, John co-founded Wild Earth magazine with Dave and with Reed Noss, David Johns, and Mary Byrd Davis. John served as editor of Wild Earth from 1991 to 1997, when his life-long friend Tom Butler assumed editorship so that John could go to California and serve as Biodiversity & Wildness program officer of the Foundation for Deep Ecology. John left that position in 2002 to focus much of his time on protecting a wildlife corridor — now called Split Rock Wildway — linking the Adirondack Mountains in northern New York with the Champlain Valley to the east.

"John now serves as land steward for the Eddy Foundation’s conservation land holdings in Split Rock Wildway and strives to serve as a scout and ranger for other wildlands westward, as well. He also continues to edit various environmental publications. John serves on the boards of the Wildlands Project, RESTORE: The North Woods, the Conservation Land Trust, and several other conservation groups. He lives with his two cats, Taiga and Ptarmigan, in a cabin on a Beaver pond in the eastern Adirondacks." [1]

John Davis "is Conservation Director of a regional Wilderness advocacy group in the East, and a volunteer land steward for a valley-to-mountains wildlife corridor. He serves on the boards of directors of the Wildlands Project, RESTORE: The North Woods, Eddy Foundation, and Wild Farm Alliance, and is a fellow of The Rewilding Institute. He also serves as volunteer land steward for the Eddy Foundation in Split Rock Wildway, a wildlife corridor linking Lake Champlain with the Adirondack mountains to the west. John has also been an editor of many conservation publications. We was editor of Wild Earth magazine during the early 1990s, and then served as Biodiversity & Wilderness program officer at the Foundation for Deep Ecology in the late 1990s. John lives with his wife and step-son and three indoor cats in the Champlain Valley of the eastern Adirondack Park. He explores wild places every chance he gets, and believes the long-term well-being of these wild places will depend largely on humanity's willingness to curtail our population growth." [2]

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  1. TRI Fellows, Rewilding Institute, accessed December 2, 2008.
  2. John Davis, Apply the Brakes, accessed September 13, 2010.
  3. Steering Committee, Wind Farm Alliance, accessed December 2, 2008.