‘The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry’ by Wendell Berry.

The Peace of Wild Things
by Wendell Berry

When despair grows in me
and I wake in the middle of the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting for their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

‘High and Dry: A History of the Calaveras River and its Hydrology’ by Leslie Crow, Historian (2006)  In coordination with Stockton East Water District , 6767 E. Main St., Stockton, CA. 95215.  (209) 948-0333.

‘Conservation Design for Subdivisions: a Practical Guide to Creating Open Space Networks’ by Randall G. Arendt (1996) Island Press, Washington D.C.

‘Rural by Design’ by Randall G. Arendt (1994)

‘Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder’ by Richard Louv (2008) Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, N.C.

‘Maintaining Small Town Character’ (1994) Cambridge, Mass.; Lincoln Land Institute, American Planning Assoc.

‘A Sense of Place’ Wallace Stegner (1992) Random House

‘Owning it All: Essays’ William Kittredge (2002) Graywolf Press

‘Handspan of Red Earth: An Anthology of American Farm Poems’ Catherine L. Marconi (editor) (1991) University of Iowa Press

‘Over This Soil: An Anthology of World Farm Poems” Catherine Webster (editor) (1998)  University of Iowa Press

Sierra Nevada Alliance Publications

  • ‘Dangerous Development, Wildfire & Rural Sprawl in the Sierra Nevada’, (2007)
  • ‘Planning for Water-Wise Development in the Sierra, A Water & Land Use Policy Guide’,  (2008)

‘Cadillac Desert, The American West & its Disappearing Water’- Marc Reisner; originally published 1986 by Viking.  Revised and updated in 1993 and published by Penguin Books.

‘The Tyranny of Dead Ideas, Letting Go of the Old Ways of Thinking to Unleash a New Prosperity’- Matt Miller (2009) Times Books, Henry Holt and Company, LLC.

‘The 2% Solution, Fixing America’s Problems in Ways Liberals and Conservatives Can Love’- Matt Miller (2003) Public Affairs Books

‘Hot, Flat and Crowded, Why We Need a Green Revolution - and How it Can Renew America’- Thomas L. Friedman (2008) Farrar, Straus and Giroux

‘Suburban Nation, The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream’- Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, and Jeff Speck (2000)  North Point Press

‘Shaping the Sierra: Nature, Culture, and Conflict in the Changing West’. Timothy Duane (1999) University of California Press

‘The Ahwahnee Water Principles: A Blueprint for Regional Sustainability’: Local Government Commission.

Note: Many Ahwahnee Principles ie: Sustainable Communities, Ahwahnee Economy & Carbon-Free by Design.


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