Rewild or Die, by Urban Scout “Urban Scout” is the non de plume for author and rewilder Peter Michael Bauer, who writes with passion, humor, and informed experience about our need to cultivate the wilderness on ourselves and the natural world.
Animal Tracking Basics, by John Young and Tiffany Morgan Animal tracking is not about hunting or chasing animals as much as offering a powerful way to engage more meaningfully and intimately with the natural world. This book is both inviting and very instructive.
Jim Sullivan, Certified International Tracker, Sonoma County I’ve been lucky enough to take several of Jim Sullivan’s classes, and he is an astonishingly valuable resource. In addition to knowing a vast amount about bird language, animals, tracking, cognition, and human beings’ right place in the natural world, he is a generous and inspirational teacher.
Tending the Wild: Native American Knowledge and the Management of California’s Natural Resources, by M. Kat Anderson This fascinating book describes how indigenous Californians managed the land they lived on for many thousands of years before Europeans arrived. The first Californians’ work included burning, irrigating, coppicing, pruning, sowing, trnsplanting, tilling, and weeding, and their labor kept the land and animals healthy and yielded sustainable harvests of many kinds of food, medicine, and building and basketry materials.
California Foraging, by Judith Larner Lowry This very clear and user-friendly guide to over a hundred local plants includes excellent photographs, a seasonal gathering guide, and advice for ensuring future harvests.
Sacramento Valley Feast!, written and illustrated by Wolfgang Rougle