Jon Gosch

Novelist, Journalist and Freelance Editor

Monthly Archives: April 2014

Infected Elk May Pose Serious Health Risk to Humans

April 2014

On February 12th, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) officials concluded their most recent Hoof Disease Public Working Group Meeting with a sadly familiar message – they still did not know what was causing the crippling hoof disease that some have estimated is now responsible for half of all elk deaths in southwest Washington…. Read more »

Growing Evidence Links Herbicides to Elk Hoof Disease

April 2014

My family has hunted the forests of southwest Washington for more than sixty years and never before have they observed such a scarcity of wildlife. Twenty years ago my dad and uncle remember seeing two or three big elk herds a day. Now we’re lucky to see two or three individuals a day. Depressingly, this… Read more »

Maria Marasigan – Community Organizer and Earthship Activist

April 2014

Maria Marasigan, 35, New York, USA Maria Marasigan | Photo by Federica Miglio So why are you here? In all the years that these typhoons have been happening in the Philippines, there still isn’t a system, or some kind of preparedness, or a change in how rebuilds happen and what relief is like here. The… Read more »