Kathleen Dean Moore is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Oregon State University and founder and senior fellow of the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word. She is an environmental philosopher and essayist whose most recent books are Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril, coedited with Michael P. Nelson, Riverwalking, Holdfast, Wild Comfort: The Solace of Nature, and The Pine Island Paradox: Making Connections in a Disconnected World. Her honors include the Oregon Book Award, the Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award, the Northwest Booksellers Association Book Award, two Foreword Book of the Year awards, and others. She serves on the board of directors for the Orion Society and the Island Institute and travels widely to speak about climate change as a moral crisis. She lives in Oregon and, in the summers, on Chichagof Island, Alaska, where two creeks and a bear trail meet a tidal cove.
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