ABOUT THIS WEBSITE
This website’s sole purpose is to educate people about Pleistocene Rewilding and to spread information about Pleistocene Rewilding benefits. It is my hope that this awesome idea will be taken up and made a reality right on our doorstep. If everybody wants it, well, then it will happen. This can only happen together.
I’m Leif and I’m 17 and I want something different! I’ve spent most of my life in five remote villages of between 1,000 and 4,000 people in Michigan, Idaho, California, and Iowa. When I say remote I’m not kidding, usually we’ve lived 50 miles from a stop light, and 90 minutes from a Walmart or a McDonalds. I know small town life and I know that a small remote or rural town in the United States that does not have tourism is most likely dying or at least struggling. I want to stop that for the good of the people that live there.
As you can tell from this blog I am also a fan of the great outdoors, wild west lifestyles, and wildlife, the bigger and fiercer the better! Thunder Wilds and the Rancher’s Associated Wildlands is my vision to try to make all these things possible while also winning a good living from the land. If you want something different, and if you think my ideas might work, I hope you will follow, comment on and share my blog with others like us and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I plan on arranging the first meeting of Thunder Wilds and RAW as soon as possible. I can’t wait to meet you!
Leif has been exploring the animal world since he was quite young. He has raised, bred and/or cared for endangered desert tortoises, bearded dragon lizards, and hedgehogs, in addition to his dogs, cats, rabbits, frogs, lobsters, and fish. Leif has participated in feeding wild elk on the National Elk Refuge in Jackson Wyoming as well as assisted with training K-9 Search and Rescue teams in the Teton Mountains. He is currently working as a research intern at a local land trust, Whiterock Conservancy.
Leif has served as a volunteer for California State Parks, conducting surveys for endangered Flat Tailed Horned Lizards, assisting with general reptile surveys, and filming several podcasts for the Portable Online Resources for Teachers program in the persona of EcoKid. He is a certified SCUBA diver and enjoys exploring the underwater world of sharks, sea lions, and bioluminescent life found on nighttime dives.
From the Adirondacks, to the Rockies, to the coastal caves of the Pacific Coast, Leif can always find exhilarating ways to immerse himself in and explore the outdoors. When he’s not studying, researching, or blogging, you may find him running or biking trails at Whiterock Conservancy with his black lab, Teton.