Landscape Conservation Initiative
The LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION INITIATIVE (LCI) forges new solutions to environmental challenges through a three-pronged approach: applied biological science, collaborative planning, and field-based educational experiences.
Join us for an art exhibit opening and reception on Friday, December 6, at 6pm at Firecreek Coffee Company in downtown Flagstaff. Sponsored by Landscape Conservation Initiative, this project features the work of local artist Kate Aitchison and NAU graduate student Collin Haffey. The goal of the exhibit is to explore how science and art can communicate the complexities of wildfire impacts on Southwest forests in the context of a changing climate. Read more...
Essays and Opinions
Expressing the Future Part 3
Part 3 A field trip to Kate’s studio: In addition to visiting Collin’s field sites and discussing the changing nature of fire in the Southwest, we also visited Kate Aitchison’s studio in downtown Flagstaff. Many people have observed this before, so it’s not a terribly novel thing to point out, but it is interesting to […]
Expressing the Future Part 2
Our initial attempt at joining climate-change science and art offers a compelling allegory for our desire to keep our eyes open to the darkness of what climate change may mean for this place, while also noticing the silver linings and working for a more sustainable, mutualistic relationship with our environment. Collin Haffey just started his […]
Expressing the Future Part 1
As we face the future of life in the Desert Southwest, it can be hard to fathom what our world will look and feel like given the complexities and uncertainties of climate change. Ecologists, hydrologists, and climatologists are developing predictions of what this place will be like as our climate becomes warmer and drier, with […]