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Cameron La Follette has a law degree from Columbia University School of Law, a Masters in Psychology from New York University, and a Bachelor's in Journalism from the University of Oregon. Her initial environmental activism (1978-1982) was with Oregon nonprofit organizations that focused on preserving ancient forests on Federal public lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Bureau of Land Management to protect salmon habitat, clean drinking water, and forest ecosystems. She served on the Salem, OR, Planning Commission for three years (2002-05) applying the City of Salem's land use and zoning ordinances to many situations ranging from residential housing to industrial and commercial properties. Since 2010, she has been Executive Director of an environmental and land use nonprofit that focuses on protecting the natural resources of the Oregon coast, working with residents to oppose ill-advised land use projects, and helping maintain livable coastal communities. She is the co-author, with Chris Maser, of Sustainability and the Rights of Nature: An Introduction, published by CRC Press in 2017. She was the lead author on "Oregon's Manila Galleon," a special issue of Oregon Historical Quarterly published in June 2018, and has also written several articles on Oregon coastal history for the online Oregon Encyclopedia. Chris Maser spent over 25 years as a research scientist in natural history and ecology in forest, shrub steppe, subarctic, desert, coastal, and agricultural settings. Trained primarily as a vertebrate zoologist, he was a research mammalogist in Nubia, Egypt, (1963-1964) with the Yale University Peabody Museum Prehistoric Expedition and a research mammalogist in Nepal (1966-1967), where he participated in a study of tick-borne diseases for the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit #3 based in Cairo, Egypt. He conducted a three-year (1970-1973) ecological survey of the Oregon Coast for the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington. He was a research ecologist with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management for thirteen years--the first seven (1974-1981) studying the biophysical relationships in rangelands in southeastern Oregon and the last six (1982-1987) studying old-growth forests in western Oregon. He also spent a year as a landscape ecologist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1990-1991). He is an independent author as well as an international lecturer, facilitator in resolving environmental conflicts, vision statements, and sustainable community development. He is also an international consultant in forest ecology and sustainable forestry practices. He has written or edited over 290 publications, including 43 books.
Series Preface Preface Acknowledgements Editors Contributors Section I Concepts and Overviews 1. Introduction: Rights of Nature, Sacred Lands and Sustainability in the Western Tradition Cameron La Follette 2. Defending the Tree of Life: The Ethical Justification for the Rights of Nature in a Theory of Justice Kathryn Anne Gwiazdon 3. Rights of Nature: Myth, Films, Laws and the Future Eugen Cadaru 4. Nature's Rights in Permaculture W. D. Scott Pittman Section II The Struggle for Sustainability and the Rights of Nature 5. Kiribati and Climate Change His Eminence Anote Tong 6. 'When God Put Daylight on Earth We Had One Voice' Kwakwaka'wakw Perspectives on Sustainability and the Rights of Nature Douglas Deur, Kim Recalma-Clutesi and Clan Chief Kwaxsistalla Adam Dick 7. Environmental Sustainability: The Case of Bhutan Dechen Lham 8. The Restoration of the Caledonian Forest and the Rights of Nature Alan Watson Featherstone 9. The Significance of the Stewardship Ethic of the Indigenous Peoples of Nigeria's Niger Delta Region on Biodiversity Conservation Ngozi F. Unuigbe 10. German Energiewende: A Way to Sustainable Societies? Michael W. Schroeter and Dani Foessl 11. Seasonally Flooded Savannas of South America: Sustainability and the Cattle-Wildlife Mosaic Almira Hoogesteijn, Jose Luis Febles and Rafael Hoogesteijn 12. Ocean Rights: The Baltic Sea and World Ocean Health Michelle Bender Section III Rights of Nature in the Law 13. A River Is Born: New Zealand Confers Legal Personhood on the Whanganui River to Protect It and Its Native People The Honorable Christopher Finlayson 14. The Rights of Nature in Ecuador: An Overview of the New Environmental Paradigm Hugo Echeverria and Francisco Jose Bustamante Romo Leroux 15. The Godavari Marble Case and Rights of Nature Discourse in Nepal Jony Mainaly 16. Nature's Rights: Why the European Union Needs a Paradigm Shift in Law to Achieve Its 2050 Vision Mumta Ito 17. Nature's Rights through Lawmaking in the United States Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin and Michelle Amelia Newman 18. The Experiment with Rights of Nature in India Kelly D. Alley and Tarini Mehta 19. Caring for Country and Rights of Nature in Australia: A Conversation between Earth Jurisprudence and Aboriginal Law and Ethics Mary Graham and Michelle Maloney 20. Conclusion: Nature's Laws of Reciprocity Chris Maser .