Of her love affair with wilderness, Alex writes, “It is here I feel connected – hand, foot, and heart – to my inner spirit, to Earth’s dream.”
Alex Rykken has lived in remote areas of the Southwest for most of her adult life, captivated by wild lands, nourished by the mystery and grit of untamed country. She holds master of education degree and works as a writer, ecologist, and educator.
Alex designed and implemented “Mapping the Rio,” an interdisciplinary field study of the Rio Grande Watershed, and produced a DVD, Rio Grande, River of Connection. She, with a group of colleagues, published Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge Through the Eyes of Children, A Field Guide. Alex has worked as a volunteer for Mission: Wolf in Southern Colorado.
ThinkingWilderness.org selected Alex as a featured wilderness thinker in 2014. Essays from her book, The Place Where Wildness Dreams, speak to the intrinsic workings of the natural world as the core of who are; the complex ecology of true community.
This book is a tribute to all who work for wilderness, and to all wild ones on the edge of civilization Earth wild.