KEEN Connects: Gratitude for our Place in the World

As much as I do it to educate others, I work with KEEN to educate myself about the environment. We live in a very special place. The Cascades, the Yakima River, the shrub-steppe and its plant and animal life, the rocks and the soil, the labor of generations of farm and ranch families and farm workers, and the commitment of teachers and citizen conservationists and dedication of talented resource managers make our place in the world especially beautiful. I am always grateful for this when my family and I take our annual Christmas road-trip to Tucson. More than any other place, the Sonora desert holds my heart. Each time I visit my family and friends there, a little more of my heart is bro

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