Heather Durham is a naturalist and contemplative writer who holds a bachelor of arts in psychology from the University of Virginia, a master of science in ecology from Antioch New England University, and a master of fine arts in creative nonfiction from the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts. She’s held a variety of nature-focused jobs around the country from interpretive park ranger to field biologist, trails worker to restoration ecologist. She currently works behind the scenes at Wilderness Awareness School and facilitates programs in sensory awareness, nature journaling, and bird language.
As a naturalist she seeks to observe, connect with, and learn as much as she can about the diverse and complex natural environments she’s explored. As a student of ecopsychology, an educator, and a writer, she is intensely interested in what drives others of her kind to make their own meaningful connections in the world.
Heather grew up in New England, wandered widely, and finds herself in midlife rooting firmly in the land of ravens and salmon, amidst the towering cedars and moody mists of the Pacific Northwest. When not working or writing, you are likely to find Heather out birding with friends; reading memoirs, essay collections, or ecopsychology texts; or hunkered down in a riverside cedar grove with a journal, field guide, and binoculars, reconnecting with the more than human world.
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