Barbara Folger

Barbara spent much of her childhood along the wooded streams of New York and New Jersey. During a summer in Canada with the Quebec-Labrador Foundation, with camera in hand, she worked with the children on the island of Harrington Harbor. A new camera from her husband 45 years ago solidified her love of photography and expanded it to documentation of land in transition. She first documented the conversion of an original Spanish land grant in California from agricultural use to conservation land that provided better habitat for the Pacific Flyway. Her next focus was on the transition of the San Francisco Presidio from an Army Base into the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Photographing staff, interns and many volunteers replacing invasive plants with natives was a transformative experience. A natural extension of these interests has been volunteering for NWNL as researcher, expedition coordinator and team planner and applying this methodology to her current commitment to protecting the San Francisco Bay.