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Go Wild Consulting integrates science with savvy project management, inspired collaborations and educational resources to foster healthy ecosystems and our connections to them. Since 1997, Go Wild has worked on a range of great projects.  Selected projects are listed below. Recently, we launched Go Wild Institute, a non-profit organization, that  weaves science, myth, spirit and  education to awaken our ecological selves to foster wonder and balance within the great web of life.

Oak Ceremony and Celebration

Come co-create a ceremony of gratitude and healing for our oaks. Celebrate the beauty, biodiversity, and ancient wisdom of California oak lands while enjoying a beautiful day on Mount Tam. Find inspiration and wonder within the great web of life. Join us on October 5, 2014 on the top of Mount Tam. More info

 

Nature & Earth Wisdom Classes

Go Wild EducationGo Wild leads a variety of wild foods, ethnobotany, botany and nature classes for children and adults throughout the SF Bay Area. Our clients include the Oakland Zoo, Hidden Villa Ranch, Cleveland Elementary School, The Ohlone Herbal Center and Wilderness Torah. See Environmental Education for more info and also check out our Class Schedule.

 

Ethnobotanical Surveys and Guides

Go Wild has conducted ethnobotanical surveys and produced guides highlighting the medicinal, edible and cultural uses of wild plants for the USDA Forest Service, Watershed Research and Training Center, Portal Timber Company, Kosovo Business Support and private clients. If you steward a piece of ground – it could be your backyard or a land trust you manage – we can familiarize you with your local plants, their uses and stories to help you foster a deeper connection to nature. For more information see Ethnobotanical Surveys

Check out our new video on The Wisdom of the Oak Program

Forest Carbon Projects

Go Wild worked with East West Foresty to develop three Forest Carbon Projects for the City of Arcata creating verifiable carbon offsets in exchange for forest conservation. These offset credits will be registered at the Climate Action Reserve.

 

Botanical Surveys throughout Western United States

cecile in the fieldThe Go Wild team has conducted floristic, ethnobotanical, rare plant and invasive species surveys in California, Oregon, Utah and Nevada. We have worked in 16 counties in California including the Central Coast, Northwestern California, Sierra Nevada, Central Valley, Sonoran, Mojave and Great Basin regions.

Ethnobotany in Kosovo

Kosovo has a rich history of herbal medicine. Many of the market linkages and knowledge were lost due the conflict in Yugoslavia. In 2003, Go Wild worked to revitalize and expand the herbal industry in Kosovo. We provided botanical expertise, published guides to medicinal plants of the area and organized the producers and processors of medicinal plants in the region.

Controlling Invasive Plants in the San Francisco Bay Area

Go Wild verified invasive plant populations suitable for early detection and rapid response for The Bay Area Early Detection Network (BAEDN).

Restoring Sacred Groves in India

Go Wild worked to restore Sacred Groves in India, which are repositories of forest biodiversity and important medicinal plant populations

Environmental Advocacy to Protect Threatened Salmon and Cultures

As a Strategist for Panta Rhea Foundation we helped Klamath Tribes of Northern California successfully gain stockholder support and strengthen their position in settlement negotiations to restore salmon runs threatened by Pacificorp dams. Go Wild acted as a liaison between environmentalists, Native Americans, funders and social business networks.

Sustainable Forestry in Ghana

Co-authored the “Preliminary Management Plan for the Sustainable Development of the Ankasaho Forest Resource Management Area in Western Ghana” that highlighted conservation strategies and development of medicinal and aromatic plants.

 

We invite you to look at the services we offer in the following areas:

Botanical and Natural Resources Consulting
Environmental Education
Environmental Advocacy

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