Land Trusts

Earthwise work in the world is rooted in the land. The claiming, preserving and protecting actions wet take grow from a deep love for Mother Earth and finding our balance in the right relationship with the land. Earthwise works with Feather Sun land conservancy efforts to provide offerings on these lands preserved as “wild places”.

The FeatherSun Land Trust fosters our commitment to Mother Earth through the conservation, preservation and restoration of sacred sites and lands indigenous to our native ancestors, holding them in-trust for future generations. These “wild places” are set aside as nature preserves, wildlife refuges, earth schools and nature camps.

Lands held in trust are sustained through an ongoing stewardship of the forests, rivers, streams, mountains and meadowlands. Native wildlife, flora and fauna are tenderly stewarded in a responsible manner, encouraging the development, regeneration and sustenance of a healthy ecosystem that nourishes and sustains the whole of life.

FeatherSun™ also partners with neighboring landowners, agencies and conservation groups to protect and conserve the larger landscape. Additionally, we collaborate with Native American and First People to promote historical and cultural education opportunities that ensure a deeper understanding of a land’s history and sense of place. The FeatherSun ElderSpeak™ initiative captures the oral and visual history of a region and its people, preserving these wisdoms for tomorrow’s leaders.

“When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.”

~Wendell Berry