Jason Mark

Jason Mark

Jason Mark's writings on the environment have appeared in The New York Times, TheAtlantic.comThe Nation, and Salon.com, among many other publications. He is the editor in chief of SIERRA magazine, was the longtime editor of Earth Island Journal, a quarterly magazine, and is a co-founder of San Francisco's largest urban farm. Time has called him "a rebel with a cause." For more, visit jasondovemark.com.

Jessica Catto Dialogue with Jason Mark

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 6:00pm MDT
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
100 Puppy Smith Street
Hotel Jerome Ballroom
Aspen, CO 81611
United States

Environmental journalist Jason Mark will present a Jessica Catto Dialogue at the Hotel Jerome in Aspen on Tuesday, June 21st. In the free lecture, entitled "Where in the Wild," Jason will discuss whether there is anything remaining that is still...

Environmental journalist Jason Mark will present a Jessica Catto Dialogue at the Hotel Jerome in Aspen on Tuesday, June 21st. In the free lecture, entitled "Where in the Wild," Jason will discuss whether there is anything remaining that is still really, truly wild in the twenty-first century. He will explore how to hold onto wildness as a touchstone for our relationship with the rest of nature. 

Jason recently took the helm of Sierra Magazine as the new Editor in Chief and is the former long-time Editor of Earth Island Journal, a quarterly magazine that covers the global environment. His writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, Salon, Scientific American, and The Atlantic, among other publications. His latest book, Satellites in the High Country: Searching for the Wild in the Age of Man, was published by Island Books in October 2015 to high acclaim. 

This lecture will be broadcast on Aspen Public Radio through the generosity of the John Denver Aspenglow Fund. More details here

Webinar: Searching for Wild in the Age of Man

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 3:30pm EST

Join Jason Mark and Lucy Moore for a webinar on Thursday, March 10 at 3:30 pm EST.

Join Jason Mark and Lucy Moore for a webinar on Thursday, March 10 at 3:30 pm EST.

Have humans really tamed every inch of the world? Despite more than 100 years of stewardship and protection from agencies like the National Park Service, America’s wild places are still vulnerable to commercial and residential land development. In the Grand Canyon, uranium mining and increasing rates of tourism not only threaten land and air quality, they also undermine a social balance that Native Americans and other local groups have worked hard to maintain. On March 10th, join Jason Mark, editor-in-chief of SIERRA Magazine and author of Satellites in the High Country and Lucy Moore, environmental mediator and author of Common Ground on Hostile Turf as they discuss the importance of wild places in America and how stakeholders can work together to resolve their environmental disputes. More details here.

Jason Mark at Book Passage

Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
United States

In Satellites in the High Country: Searching for the Wild in the Age of Man, journalist and adventurer Jason Mark travels beyond the bright lights and...

In Satellites in the High Country: Searching for the Wild in the Age of Man, journalist and adventurer Jason Mark travels beyond the bright lights and certainties of our cities to seek wildness wherever it survives. In California's Point Reyes National Seashore, a battle over oyster farming and designated wilderness pits former allies against one another, as locals wonder whether wilderness should be untouched, farmed, or something in between. In Washington's Cascade Mountains, a modern-day wild woman and her students learn to tan hides and start fires without matches, attempting to connect with a primal past out of reach for the rest of society. And in Colorado's High Country, dark skies and clear air reveal a breathtaking expanse of stars, flawed only by the arc of a satellite passing beauty interrupted by the traffic of a million conversations. These expeditions to the edges of civilization's grid show us that, although our notions of pristine nature may be shattering, the mystery of the wild still exists and in fact, it is more crucial than ever. 

More details on the event and how to order a signed copy here