Where to begin? How many 22 year-old lumberjacks can say that they have cut down a blowdown with a congressman, the Secretary of the Interior,...
Posts by Emily Bowles
by Emily Bowles | Posted Friday, September 5, 2014
by Emily Bowles | Posted Thursday, August 28, 2014
In the most famous passage of the Wilderness Act, writer Howard Zahniser defines wilderness beautifully and concisely: “A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where...
by Emily Bowles | Posted Friday, August 22, 2014
When William Bradford hopped off of the Mayﬂower and onto Plymouth Rock, he described the landscape that lay before him as a “hideous and desolate...
Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Emily’s a member of the field crew working to prepare Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge for a major event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Wilderness Act by President Lyndon Johnson on September 3, 1964. She’ll be reﬂecting on the experience of working in and celebrating the wilderness right here on the Follow Me Field Blog. For an introduction to Emily’s crew, and a history of Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge as it relates to the Wilderness Act, click here.
Born and raised in Bloomﬁeld, New Jersey, Leader Crew Member Emily is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in geology from SUNY New Paltz. In addition to leading her college’s geology and outdoor clubs, she’s conducted cave surveys, analyzed groundwater quality in the Catskills, and presented to the National Geological Society of America. She enjoys all things outdoors, including rock climbing, hiking, backpacking, cycling, and running. She hopes, through her work with SCA, to instill a love and appreciation of nature in the youth of Jersey City, NJ.