Just published: Awake on Earth: Facing Climate Change with Sanity and Grace,June, 2016.  Available on Amazon.

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I’m an environmental and science writer based in western Oregon. I’ve written on a variety of topics, including forest management, DSCN1417endangered species protection, agriculture, the local foods movement, endocrine-disrupting chemicals, and biomimicry.  Most of my writing currently focuses on agriculture and climate change.  I have a Ph.D. in biology and have worked in natural resource policy, environmental consulting, and plant conservation research. My writing has appeared in publications including The Oregonian, High Country News, The Huffington Post, and The Utne Reader. I just published my first book. Bio>>

Other writing from Carla:

1/15/15 High Country News Writers on the Range
Climate Change Activism Needs Anybody

4/22/14 Corvallis Gazette-Times Op-Ed
As I See It: We can act to improve climate change outlook

Burning to Zero, in Facing the Change: Personal Encounters with Global Warming, Torrey House Press, 2013

Fall, 2012 Take Root Magazine
Bringing in the Honey

6/16/11 Ten Rivers Food Web
As climate change begins threatening the world’s food supply, going local makes more sense than ever

5/16/11 High Country News Writers on the Range
Me and my SUV

1/24/11 High Country News
Small poultry farmers grapple with lack of slaughterhouses