Unido: 07.oct.2020 Última actividad: 27.jul.2021 iNaturalist

Hello fellow nature lovers.
I am an endangered-still-here born and raised native of Incline Village, NV. A town that has been obliterated by ignorant assholes! That's pretty much all that's left now. I'm only here for the nature, though that's depressingly degrading more all the time. Move to Tahoe if you want to experience worsening quality of life year after year.

I love exploring with a leave no trace approach and I still have a lot to learn about my own back yard.

Most of my hiking observations will be private or obscure until this site gets so popular it no longer matters or are of areas I deem appropriate. To be perfectly honest, I've seen my home town exploited, marketed, developed and polluted in all ways, wealth inequality explode and my quality of life continually decline. I am no longer afraid to voice strongly how people are blindly ruining this area! Therefore, I don't believe in sharing locations of trails or nice locations with the public. I explore more if this topic in one of my journal posts on here. In spite of the negatives, I can't help but be addicted to this website because I am in love with wilderness, learning about nature and believe in citizen science documentation to observe changes in biodiversity (more important now more than ever). All my observations will be in the Greater Tahoe Region and willing to share locations on request to researchers and like minded.

Note about Lake Tahoe:
If you think you love the greater Lake Tahoe region now, it's ugly compared to when I grew up! We were freer. Everything was cleaner, quieter, friendlier, less developed and more vibrant. Population growth (and wealth) is exponentially rising in the area destroying the very things people seek; nature, quiet, dark skies, clear clean lakes, pristine habitats, small friendly communities, safety, low taxes, less regulations, equality, respect, less laws and a beautiful outdoor playground.
I'm also fairly certain through another subjective observation of windshield washing that the insect populations have noticeably declined. (references in one of my journal posts)
The greater Lake Tahoe region is a resource that continues to be exploited. It is my opinion that the powers that be continually create supply beyond safe carrying capacity or human quality of life. Most of this is financially motivated, ego and greed (Seriously, how many millions of dollars do you need to be happy and keep having to make more at the great expense of others and other life? [reference Airbnb's, real estate speculators, 2nd-3rd-4th...50th 2nd home, haphazard/ill-thought development, etc]). Because of this population growth and people abusing their freedoms, we require more laws, more taxes, higher prices, more regulations, and less personal freedoms to protect what's left and slow the rate of environmental AND social loss. People end up destroying the very things they (consciously and subconsciously) seek in life. If you skipped the first paragraph I will say again, I have had it with ignorant people degrading my quality of life here and I don't care about saying it anymore.

I am happy to meet like minded people.
Feel free to send me a message to say hello or meet up for a "naturalist" walk. I was a friendly happy person to all until people took advantage of me and continually not leave me alone in my own home, on my own property and pressure me to move out of the area/my home.
If it matters to you, I do have a B.S. degree in Environmental Science, Ecology and Sustainability.

PS: I'm also interested in acoustic soundscape ecology and would be interested in collaborations in this field.

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