Charles Selberg

A Passion for Preservation

To Charles Selberg, communing with nature was a sacred and spiritual act that he often said made him more whole or more holy. He struggled with the destruction of the forest lands surrounding him in Southern Oregon, and believed that the wholesale destruction of entire ecosystems was a morally incomprehensible act. In order to be conscious stewards and respectful relatives of all living things, he felt that a focus on the environment — in all academic disciplines and at all levels of education — was desperately needed to help humanity understand the planet we live on. He cared about the wildness of a place and he cared about the little creatures, which was evident in his loving stewardship of the land and animals in the Colestin Valley.