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 for the Second Annual Celebration for the Oaks on the top of Mount Tam in the fall of 2015. Check back for more details.
Nature & Earth Wisdom Classes
Go 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
The 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
Restoring Sacred Groves in India
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.
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