Open fire: A council of Bioregional Self-Criticism
Guest editor Jim Dodge selects representative gripes

Circles of Correspondence (Regional Reports)

  • Joel Russ—Stumps or long-range stands in the Slocan valley (interview with Herb Hammond)
  • Gum—Living with the Gympie Messmate
  • Bert Bergman—Alaska, Banana republic?
  • TRANET—A. T. Directory


  • Fire Ring, Jim Dodge
  • Bioregionalism/Western Culture/Women, Marnie Muller
  • Reclaim the Tradition, Wabash Landschaft
  • Don’t play the same old game, Bill Devall
  • The use and Abuse of primary cultures, J. Linn Mackey
  • Does Bioregionalism need an open fire (wildfire) (control burn)?, Gary Snyder
  • Find the balance, Julie Kay Norman
  • Connecting to Grow, R Young
  • Slippery Ethics, Doug Dobyns
  • Backyard Universals, Bobcat
  • Closing the gaps, Nancy Morita
  • Gopher it!, Donald Verwayen
  • The old-timer alliance, Art Goodtimes
  • Home is where the revolution is, Christina V. Pacosz
  • Look to the long run, Michael Helm
  • Turf Range, Kelly Kindscher
  • Three Steps into the bioregion, Jerry Martien
  • Amble Towards Continent Congress, Peter Berg (centerfold)

Weaving Alliances

  • Letter from Wales/Eryri network, Wales, UK
  • Northern Lights Networking, Madison, WI
  • Great Bear Foundation, Missoula, MT
  • The Slocan Valley Watershed Alliance, Winlaw, B.C., Canada
  • Pueblo to People, Houston, TX
  • The Rainforest Information Center, Lismore, Australia

Reviews: Riffs, Reads & Reels
Reviewed by Robert C. Watts

  • Masami
  • Smith and Hawken Tools

Reviewed by Jeanne Castensen

  • OP

Planet Drum Pulse
Stakes Raisers and Planet Drum adventures in and out of the office.

Planet Drum Publications
Activities, how to get involved, items for sale and masthead.


  • Fire and people illustration, Mylius (1692)
  • Fire ring, Mary Beth Edelson
  • Lady in deer skin illustration, Daniel O.
  • Wizard illustration, Albrecht Dürer
  • Dancing hands illustrations, Sandy Simonson
  • Join or die graphic adapted from Benjamin Franklin
  • Diverse people and landscape, Nancy von Stoutenburg
  • People on branch illustration, Goya
  • Fish circles, M.C. Escher
  • Bioregional graphic adapted from “A”, Alexander Anderson, (1813)
  • Vulture man drawing, Daniel O. Stolpe
  • Slocan Valley map insert, Judy Goldhaft
  • Australian map, Judy Goldhaft
  • Wales, England map, Robert C. Watts
  • Planet Drum Staff photo, Shafi Hakim

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