"I  feel verse thirty-nine of the Tao te Ching best expresses my views on humanities relationship with the environment:  "In harmony with the Tao, The sky is clear and spacious, The earth is solid and full, All creatures flourish together, Content with the way they are, endlessly repeating themselves, endlessly renewed. When man interferes with the Tao, The sky becomes filthy, the earth becomes depleted, the equilibrium crumbles, creatures become extinct, The Master views the parts with compassion, Because he understands the whole. His constant practice is humility. He doesn’t glitter like a jewel but lets himself be shaped by the Tao,  as rugged and common as a stone."   "

1987~~ Intersea Research; volunteer; Humpback whale research; Southeast Alaska
1988~~ The Nature Conservancy; volunteer canoe guide; Pamlico Sound, Nags Head Woods Preserve, Nags Head, North Carolina
1990~~ Intersea Research; ships mate; survey of Exxon Valdez oil spill; Kenai Penninsula, Alaska
1993~~ National Park Service; volunteer natural resource; mink survey, Piping Plover survey, pelican survey, sea turtle survey; Ocracoke, North Carolina
1993/1995~~ Eco Tour kayak Guide; instructed environmental education programs; Pamlico Sound, Ocracoke, North Carolina 

Conservation Projects & Causes

<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Alaska Whale Foundation -  | Rick Geib

Alaska Whale Foundation

Years ago, I worked with an organization called Intersea Research on a research vessel in Southeast Alaska and the Kenai Peninsula. Intersea and their scientists where the first to study and officially document the cooperative feeding behavior of Humpback whales and were subsequently featured in the National Geographic issue in January 1984. The Intersea organization is no longer, and the crew and scientists have gone their separate ways. My roommate while onboard the vessel, Dr. Fred Sharpe however, has continued the research on the Humpback feeding in Southeast Alaska's rich feeding...