Land + Water Magazine | February 2016
Jessica Neafsey, Rana Creek
"We are living at a point in history where nature has lost its capacity to recover in certain ways without our assistance. Conservation cannot rely on passive protection. The Carmel River Reroute and San Clemente Dam Removal Project has given us a chance to step up and act from a new 21st century land ethic that demands a highly proactive, hands-on stewardship of the wild, where profound restoration sometimes requires radical acts of deconstruction."
Blank Slate Landscapes: Regenerative Undoing and Ecological Infill
ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects) Annual Conference | Chicago, IL | November 2015
Jessica Neafsey, Rana Creek | David Yocca, Conservation Design Forum
"There are many types of post-development landscapes that present exciting opportunities to reintroduce a high level of ecological integrity and authenticity in unique urban and natural contexts. Two ecological design firms described their approaches to consulting science to engender successful reclamation/restoration projects that bring incredible diversity to unlikely landscapes."
The River Runs Through It: Report on Historic Structures + Site Design in the Fishtown Cultural Landscape
September 2011 | Johnson Hill Land Ethics Studio
"A detailed and ground-breaking example of a historic structures report prepared in 2010-2011 for the Fishtown Preservation Society (FPS), a non-profit organization in Leland, Michigan, which in 2007 purchased a significant portion of this historic commercial fishing village within the Leland National Register Historic District. This report, as stated in the RPF, was intended "to guide future treatment of the structures, site and landscape features in Fishtown, and to build a greater understanding of the complex built and culutral history of Fishtown and its environs."