Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.
— Mary Oliver

We are two geographers and avid outdoors-women who conduct applied and theoretical research on landscape transformation, resource governance, development and conservation. 

We work closely with communities and organizations to design projects and tackle problems using qualitative, quantitative, and participatory methods. We communicate our findings through academic and popular media. Our work focuses on people and places within the many mountain communities of the U.S. and Asia.