Bill Moyers Interviews Oregon’s Barry Lopez

Barry Lopez has lived in the foothills of the Oregon Cascade mountains for 40 years. As a younger man he was a landscape photographer. He is unsurpassed as a western naturalist, scientist and philosopher. He is of course a journalist. His grasp of humanity is deep and highly spiritual. He sees the human situation as it is and calls out our need to include the world in a personal way rather than try to beat it or use it or to destroy it – even to manage it – it is not ours to manage. This dialogue is excellent.

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  • Desert Notes: Reflections in the Eye of a Raven (1976)
  • Giving Birth to Thunder, Sleeping with His Daughter (1978)
  • River Notes: The Dance of Herons (1979)
  • Winter Count (1981)
  • Crow and Weasel (1990)
  • Field Notes: The Grace Note of the Canyon Wren (1994)
  • Lessons from the Wolverine (1997)
  • Light Action in the Caribbean (2000)
  • Resistance (2004), Oregon Book Award winner


  • Of Wolves and Men (1978), National Book Award finalist
  • Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape (1986), National Book Award and Oregon Book Award winner
  • Crossing Open Ground (1988)
  • The Rediscovery of North America (1991)
  • About This Life: Journeys on the Threshold of Memory (1998)
  • Apologia (1998)
  • Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape with Debra Gwartney (San Antonio: Trinity University Press, 2010)