Andy Kerr

Conservationist, Writer, Analyst, Operative, Agitator, Strategist, Tactitian, Schmoozer, Raconteur


Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.

Stuart Udall


"Amphibians on Earth Like Canary in Coal Mine" is about the thinning and the elimination of the ozone layer and its apparent affects on amphibians and was a column in the Wallowa County Chieftain.

"Gender-Bender Chemical May Make Men Less Manly" is aimed at the gonads. Numerous chemicals are feminizing men and masculinizing women. This column was for, but never run in the Wallowa County Chieftain.

"Dirty Air: It's Everyone's Problem" appeared in the Ashland Daily Tidings and explains how per capita reductions in air pollution will not result in cleaner air as long as population is increasing.


Oregon Environmental Council works on clean air and water as does Environment Oregon.

Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides works to end the use of deadly pesticides.

Willamette Riverkeeper specializes in the river basin where most Oregonians live and excrete.


During the last few decades, humans have emerged as a new force of nature. We are modifying physical, chemical, and biological systems in new ways, at faster rates, and over larger spatial scales than ever recorded on Earth. Humans have unwittingly embarked on a grand experiment with our planet. The outcome of this experiment is unknown, but has profound implications for all of life on Earth.

Jane Lubchenco in her Presidential Address to the American Academy for the Advancement of Science, 1997