Today starts off the Boulder’s Indigenous Day Pow Wow and celebrations! This year we are honoring the Indigenous womxn who have gone missing. Please come if you can to support our Indigenous community and celebrate and embrace this beautiful community. Photo of a young girl at last year’s pow wow dancing.
Photo from @gretathunberg’s page//
Words cannot describe the gratitude I have for each person on this stage at the #denverclimatestrike. It is a pleasure to fight alongside all of you as we strive for a sustainable future. Thank you to all who made this possible, and thank you to Greta— thank you for being the strong young woman you are, for uniting us together, for being an inspiration to so many.
A salmon’s reality if caught by a bear... While Fat Bear Week highlights these incredible charismatic megafauna as they gorge on salmon and prepare for the winter, I want to take a moment and honor the salmon. These foundation fish keep this entire system going and creates obese bears. They not only make bears fat but they nourish the entire ecosystem. Thank you healthy and wild salmon for your constant sacrifice of being a foundation fish. #nopebblemine
Smiling because it’s FAT BEAR WEEK!
Before bears hibernate for the winter, they consume up to 90 lbs of food and 100,000 calories a day before hibernation! This is an INSANE amount of food that they need to just survive the winter.
While Fat Bear Week is all good and fun, it’s an important reminder to why Alaska’s salmon populations need to be protected from harmful industrial initiatives like Pebble Mine. This mine not only threatens salmon populations, but it will impact our bears and the entire ecosystem.
Want to learn more about Fat Bear Week? Follow @katmainpp and cast your vote for the fattest bear of #katmainationalpark
One of my favorite things about Colorado’s season change is the fall colors. The aspen tree leaves turn golden yellow before they shed for the winter. As I walked around in the aspen groves, I would see the sunlight and it’s rays leak through the trees, making everything look golden. What’s your favorite part of fall?
Coming to Alaska I am always humbled by the landscape. Where the sea meets mountains, I am reminded of how small we really are. That the wilderness and way of nature takes hold of this place, and what we do in our lives is so deeply connected to it all. I am always thankful being able to take in these sights as a constant reminder of why I visit these places- to be humbled, to fight for, to protect, and to keep wild. Have you ever felt so small in nature? Have you ever felt so humbled by nature? Comment your story below:
She was perhaps the roundest bear I have ever seen. Weighing upwards of 800 lbs this female enjoyed the fruitful berry and salmon season. As she slowly waddled the coastline she looked like a tank, her stocky short legs rubbing against her large pregnant belly. Her movements were slow I was truly surprised that she could continue walking. These bears need to all look tanks in order to endure the harsh Alaskan winters in hibernation, and provide for her nursing cubs.